Collaboration between the Minneapolis Fed and the university has been a fruitful model for other universities and Federal Reserve banks.
Economists still don’t understand how financial markets work — and this shouldn’t bother us.
Naming Janet Yellen to the the Federal Reserve Board is a beginning, but there are at least three, and perhaps four, other positions coming open.
The orchestra’s governing body probably is betting on economic rules that could result in costs declining and revenues increasing.
Economists have several theories, and I have a hunch that we’re going through something we’ve been through before.
North Dakota and Minnesota must act wisely to avoid the “resource curse.”
We’re not hearing much about the role the Fed should play in regulating and monitoring our financial system.
Our economy benefits when people can choose household arrangements that suit them and pool their incomes and spending decisions.
This case carries an important lesson about the relationship among policies, politicians and academics.
The move would produce stronger medical-education programs and promote better health care.
We have committed to spend more in the future than we have promised to tax ourselves.
We could have regular analyses of where Minnesota’s economy has been and where it is going, all in one handy package.
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is no longer an inflation hawk, and he’s helped convince his colleagues to change as well.
In a perfect world, there is definitely a superior policy: a guaranteed basic income or negative income tax.
Sorry, Gov. Walker. Minnesota has lower unemployment, stronger job growth and higher household income.
The governor’s budget makes several reasonable economic assumptions, but here’s one that raises a red flag among economists.
The worst thing St. Paul can do is repeat these mistakes.
We can use the tax system to reduce demand and offset some of the negative costs. And we can decide which products are too “noxious” to allow.
Households, as a group, don’t make their purchasing decisions on a whim, driven by the temporary sales of Black Friday or the strictures of Buy Nothing Day.
Now Gov. Mark Dayton and the new Legislature must confront a projected $1.1 billion shortfall in the 2013-2014 budget.