I have a busy few days at the upcoming ASSA meeting in Boston. For those interested, I will be involved in the following public events:
Jan 03, 2015 8:00 am, Sheraton Boston, Independence Ballroom American Economic Association
A Discussion of Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the 21st Century" (D3)
Presiding: N. Gregory Mankiw (Harvard University)
Capital and Wealth in the 21st Century
Capital Taxation in the 21st Century
Yes, r>g. So what?
Piketty argues that r>g is the “the central contradiction of capitalism” and that it will lead to an “endless inegalitarian spiral.” As a result, he argues for a new global tax on capital. In this brief essay, I explain why I am not persuaded by either his prediction or his prescription.
About Capital in the 21st century
Jan 03, 2015 2:30 pm, Sheraton Boston, Independence Ballroom American Economic Association
The Economics of Secular Stagnation (A1)
Presiding: Robert E. Hall (Stanford University)
Secular Stagnation: A Supply Side View
Secular Stagnation: A Demand Side View
Does History Lend Any Support to the Secular Stagnation Hypothesis?
Robert E. Hall (Stanford University)
William Nordhaus (Yale University)
N. Gregory Mankiw (Harvard University)