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Alan Blinder
2014
The U.S. economy has grown faster--and scored higher on many other macroeconomic metrics--when the President of the United States is a Democrat rather than a Republican. For many measures, including real GDP growth (on which we concentrate), the ...
Brandice Canes-Wrone
2014
We consider two classes of explanations for the rise in policy-related economic uncertainty in the United States since 1960. The first stresses growth in government spending, taxes, and regulation. A second stresses increased political polarization and ...
Harold James
2012
Europe’s financial crisis cannot be blamed on the Euro, Harold James contends in this probing exploration of the whys, whens, whos, and what-ifs of European monetary union. The current crisis goes deeper, to a series of problems that were debated but not ...
Harold James
2012
This paper examines why so much debate about the structure of the international economy revolves around a conference held at Bretton Woods in July 1944 which was not immediately conspicuously successful. There was a unique confluence of contemporary ...
Grigore Pop-Eleches
2012
This article lays out a methodology for studying the nature of communist legacies and their impact on current political behavior and attitudes. It identifies four possible linkages between the communist past and the present: early socialization, socio ...
Atif Mian
2012
Debtors bear the brunt of a decline in asset prices associated with financial crises and policies aimed at partial debt relief may be warranted to boost growth in the midst of crises. Drawing on the US experience during the Great Recession of 2008-09 and ...
Brandice Canes-Wrone
2012
Studies of OECD countries have generally failed to detect real economic expansions in the pre-election period, casting doubt on the existence of opportunistic political business cycles. We develop a theory that predicts a substantial portion of the ...
Rafaela Dancygier
2010
Rafaela Dancygier August, 2010 Cambridge University Press Immigration Macroeconomics Politics Domestic and Social Policy http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/c... ...
Aaron Friedberg
2010
While their full effects are not yet clear, the recent financial crisis, and the global economic slowdown that followed, could have a significant impact on the evolving strategic rivalry between the United States and China. Economic issues are likely to ...
Atul Kohli
2010
This volume brings together Atul Kohli's essays published over the last twenty-five years. They are organized in three sections, each section representing a distinct theme-political change; political economy; and politics and development in select ...
Andrew Moravcsik
2010
Brookings Institution This pessimistic prognosis of European decline is misguided. Today there are two global superpowers. One is the United Staets; the other is Europe. Europe is the only other region in the world today, besides the United States, to ...