Macroeconomics

  • High school students asleep in their class

    Commentary

    The Early Bird Catches the Worm? Probably Not

    School start times are becoming a hotly debated topic across the United States. Starting middle and high schools at 8:30 a.m. would improve teen health, and the economic benefits of this shift would likely outweigh the costs.

    Sep 12, 2017

  • Students sleeping on their desks

    Commentary

    If Teenagers Get More Sleep, California Could Gain Billions

    Two key effects of better-rested teens are improved academic performance and reduced motor vehicle crashes. Delaying school start times to 8:30 a.m. could result in economic benefits that would be realized within a matter of years — $10 billion in California alone.

    Sep 7, 2017

  • News Release

    Shifting School Start Times Could Contribute $83 Billion to U.S. Economy Within a Decade

    A state-by-state analysis (in 47 states) of the economic implications of a shift in school start times in the U.S., shows that a nationwide move to 8.30 a.m. could contribute $83 billion to the U.S. economy within a decade. These gains would be realized through higher academic and professional performance, and reduced car crash rates.

    Aug 30, 2017

  • A row of yellow school buses lined up in a parking lot

    Report

    Starting School Later Would Boost the Economy

    Moving school start times to 8:30 a.m. could contribute $83 billion to the U.S. economy within a decade. These gains would come from higher academic and professional performance, and reduced car crash rates.

    Aug 30, 2017

  • Journal Article

    Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction by Ivan Ascher

    Book review of Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction by Ivan Ascher.

    Jun 30, 2017

  • Dissertation

    Three Essays on Growth Econometrics

    Three essays exploring large discrepancies between different panel datasets of cross-country estimates of gross domestic product.

    Mar 15, 2017

  • Journal Article

    (Un)expected Housing Price Changes: Identifying the Drivers of Small Business Finance

    In this paper, we use the Kauffman Firm Survey to examine the effect of housing price changes on small business financial variables.

    Jan 10, 2017

  • Woman in a business meeting points to a world map

    Commercial Book

    Puzzles, Paradoxes, Controversies, and the Global Economy

    In this collection of essays first published between 2007 and 2014, Charles Wolf Jr. shares his insights on the world's economies, including those of China, the United States, Japan, Korea, and India.

    Jun 1, 2015

  • Commentary

    Where Keynes Went Wrong

    Failure to consider the potentially adverse effect of government spending on the preexisting level of aggregate demand was and remains a disabling flaw in Keynesian theory—then and now, writes Charles Wolf, Jr.

    Nov 7, 2011

  • Report

    Macroeconomic Strategy for the 1990s: Getting the Long Run Right

    The central economic debate for the first half of 1993, couched in terms of short-run economic stimulus versus long-run deficit reduction was misleading for U.S. long-run strategy.

    Jan 1, 1993

  • Content

    Ifeanyi Edochie

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in economics, Duke University; B.S. in economics and industrial engineering, Lehigh University

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    Pavan Katkar

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in science and security, King's College London; B.E. in information science, National Institute of Engineering, Mysore

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    Tal Wolfson

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; B.A. in economics and philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem