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Goldman's Gain, America's Risk (7/14/09)

Green Shoots: Real or Imagined

Will the Geithner Plan Work (more)

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The Hearing

Making Financial Regulation Work: 50 More Years

Staying the Course . . . Toward 1990s Japan?

The Economist

Justin Lin Roundtable (6/19/09)

Christina Romer Roundtable

Raghuram Rajan Roundtable

Danny Rodrick Roundtable

Olivier Blanchard Roundtable

Alan Greenspan Roundtable

NPR Marketplace

A More Effective Stimulus: Job Creation

Current Lack of Faith in the Fed is Unfair

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Tom Keene's On the Economy

Tom Keene's On the Economy

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How Much Do Election Shakeups Affect the Nation's Economy?

Stitching a New Safety Net

Where Will Rates Go From Here?
Experts Consider the Fed's Path

The Oregonian
Guest Opinion

Oregon's State Finances Desperately Need Stability

An Overview of the Financial Crisis

Register Guard Guest Viewpoints

Social Security is About Insurance, Not Savings

Deficits Have Long-Term Costs for U.S.


Principles of Taxation

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Selected Papers

"Subsample Instability in Money‑Income Causality," Journal of Econometrics

"Financial Market Variables Do Not Predict Real Activity," Economic Inquiry (coauthored with Jo Anna Gray)

"The Effects of Money Growth on Inflation and Interest Rates Across Spectral Frequency Bands," Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking

"The Effects of Inside and Outside Money on Industrial Production across Spectral Frequency Bands," The Review of Economics and Statistics

"The Implications for an Open Economy Model of Partisan Political Business Cycles," in European Journal of Political Economy, (coauthored with Chris Ellis)

"Partisan Effects in Economies with Variable Election Terms," Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (coauthored with Chris Ellis).

"Credibility and Political Business Cycles," Journal of Macroeconomics (coauthored with Chris Ellis).

"Market Adjustments over Transportation Networks: A Time Series Analysis of Grain Movements on the Mississippi Inland Waterway System," Journal of the Transport Economics and Policy (coauthored with Wesley W. Wilson).

"Some International Evidence on the Exogeneity of the Ex-Ante Real Rate of Interest and the Rationality of Expectations," Journal of Macroeconomics

Structural Change and Lag Length in VAR Models, Journal of Macroeconomics