Thursday, May 26, 2016
Read up on Atif Mian's latest research as published in two recent working papers. This month, Mian's work (with coauthor Amir Sufi), "Who Bears the Cost of Recessions? The Role of House Prices and Household Debt," was released by NBER.
Monday, May 23, 2016
On June 23, the people of the United Kingdom will decide whether or not to leave the European Union. It’s a decision with considerable implications—not just for the UK and other EU countries, but for the world as a whole.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance celebrated the end of the 2015-2016 academic year earlier this month with a Prospect House luncheon for our Undergraduate Associates.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Yuliy Sannikov, a professor of economics at Princeton University, has been awarded the 2016 John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association (AEA). The Clark Medal is awarded to that American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
Karthik Ramanna and Allen Dreshel's editorial in the New York Times calls attention to new accounting rules proposed by the Financial Accounting Board that "could put the economy at greater risk of another huge accounting fraud, like Enron or Lehman Brothers."
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Eight years after the financial crisis, competing narratives continue to clash over the causes of the great recession. Sheila Bair, who served as the Chairperson of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), offers her own perspectives—on which narratives ring true, and whether responses to the crisis have made the system safer.
Friday, Apr 15, 2016
Harold James, professor at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, was selected as one of the two new historians at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Banjamin Moll, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and JRCPPF faculty affiliate, was awarded a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship. The fellowships honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016
Can financial innovation make markets more stable and efficient? Lord Adair Turner (INET chair), Jeremy Bulow, Martin Schneider, Martin Schmalz and other leading economists addressed this question and more on February 18th at The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance's Fifth Annual Conference, "Financial Innovation and the Macroeconomy." To watch the videos, read the papers or check the slides visit our Videos, Papers and Slides page.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
In the United States, institutional investors hold between seventy to eighty percent of US publicly traded firms. Moreover, it is common for a single institutional investor to be a major shareholder of different firms competing within the same industry. Could this result in anti-competitive behavior and higher prices for consumers?