Category: "history"

Chasing Utopia: Solow Versus Harrod-Domar

June 24th, 2017
in history, macroeconomics

I’m currently reading Robert Solow’s paper A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth in which he lays out his famous Solow growth model. more »

The Next Minsky Moment

“China’s economy has entered a state of new normal.”– Premier Li Keqiang, 2015 “Success breeds a disregard of the possibility of failure.”– Hyman Minsky more »

The Interaction of Economists and Money Cranks in the Depression Years

Yesterday I ran a post that briefly delved into the connection between Keynes and the money cranks of the 1920s and 1930s. There I showed that Keynes’ ideas cannot be said to have been influenced in any substantial way by the money cranks. more »

The Yield Curve and Recessions: Against U.S. - Centricism

June 10th, 2017
in history, macroeconomics

One of the nicest stylised facts in applied economics is that if the Fed inverts the yield curve it will cause a recession. Inverting the yield curve basically means that the Fed hikes the short-term interest rate goes higher than the long-term interest rate. more »

Money and Banking, Part 18 (B): Overview of the Financial System: A World of Promises

Due to the size of this post, it  has been split into 2. You can find part A here. Click for larger image of U.S. Treasury certificate. more »




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