economics http://wamc.org en Dr. Chris Fee, Gettysburg College - What a Living Wage Looks Like http://wamc.org/post/dr-chris-fee-gettysburg-college-what-living-wage-looks <p>Economic inequality and minimum wage are becoming increasingly discussed topics during these turbulent economic times.</p><p>Chris Fee, professor of English at Gettysburg College, asks <em>what constitutes a living wage</em>?</p><p>Dr. Christopher Fee is a professor and chair of the <a href="http://www.gettysburg.edu/academics/english/index.dot" target="_blank">Department of English</a> at Gettysburg College. Fee has published numerous articles and has given conference presentations on many interdisciplinary topics. He earned his PhD in English at the University of Glasgow.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 88650 at http://wamc.org Dr. Chris Fee, Gettysburg College - What a Living Wage Looks Like Michael Meeropol: An Economic Model That “Predicts” Events Like The Financial Crisis of 2008 http://wamc.org/post/michael-meeropol-economic-model-predicts-events-financial-crisis-2008 <p>Have you ever heard of Wynne Godley?&nbsp; Those who read the front page of the Business section of the NY Times on Wednesday, September 11, might have seen the picture and noted the name.&nbsp; For others, he will be an unknown.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 16:50:40 +0000 Michael Meerpool 73682 at http://wamc.org "Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth" by Peter Blair Henry http://wamc.org/post/turnaround-third-world-lessons-first-world-growth-peter-blair-henry-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Thirty years ago, China seemed hopelessly mired in poverty, Mexico triggered the Third World Debt Crisis, and Brazil suffered under hyperinflation. Since then, these and other developing countries have turned themselves around, while First World nations, battered by crises, depend more than ever on sustained growth in emerging markets.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465031897/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0465031897&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0465031897" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, economist Peter Blair Henry argues that the secret to emerging countries’ success (and ours) is discipline—sustained commitment to a pragmatic growth strategy.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67152 at http://wamc.org "Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth" by Peter Blair Henry "Dollars and Sex" by Marina Adshade http://wamc.org/post/dollars-and-sex-marina-adshade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Like <em>Freakonomics</em>, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1452109222/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1452109222&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Dollars and Sex</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1452109222" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> takes economics and converts it into a science by applying the principles of supply and demand, and other market forces, to matters of love, courtship, sex, and marriage.</p><p>As she does in her blog, author Marina Adshade explores the marketplace for sex and love using research, economic analysis, and humor to reveal just how central the interplay of libido, gender, love, power, and economic forces is to the most important choices we make in our lives. Call it "Sexonomics."</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60634 at http://wamc.org "Dollars and Sex" by Marina Adshade "Back to Full Employment" by Robert Pollin http://wamc.org/post/back-full-employment-robert-pollin <p>Full employment used to be an explicit goal of economic policy in most of the industrialized world. Some countries even achieved it. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53610 at http://wamc.org "Back to Full Employment" by Robert Pollin The New Geography of Jobs http://wamc.org/post/new-geography-jobs <p>We speak with Enrico Moretti about <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0547750110/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0547750110">The New Geography of Jobs</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0547750110" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 14:28:09 +0000 Joe Donahue 39715 at http://wamc.org The New Geography of Jobs Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States http://wamc.org/post/land-promise-economic-history-united-states <p>We speak with Michael Lind about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061834807/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0061834807">Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0061834807" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 18:47:24 +0000 Joe Donahue 38541 at http://wamc.org Michael Meeropol: The Extent of the Recent Growth in Inequality http://wamc.org/post/michael-meeropol-extent-recent-growth-inequality <p>On April 17, the front page of the New York Times had an article about two economists.&nbsp;&nbsp; No, it was not about Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan who are very well known.</p><p>Instead, the two economists are academics &ndash; academics who are not household names.</p><p>These two economists, Thomas Piketty and Emanuel Saez, have done path-breaking research to document the incredible increase in inequality that has occurred in the US since about 1980.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 19:37:20 +0000 38437 at http://wamc.org