Troy Davig

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Cyclical Unemployment, Structural Unemployment

Whenever unemployment stays high for an extended period, it is common to see analyses, statements, and rebuttals about the extent to which the high …

A global view of cross-border migration | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

One defining feature of the world economy in recent decades is increasing migration. These cross-border flows have led to concerns in …

An MIT Project That Lets You Spy On Yourself

Of all the stuff on metadata I've seen in the past few weeks, this is my favorite:<p>It's my favorite in large part because it's <i>my metadata.</i> It comes from my Gmail account. The relationships it maps are, more or less, my life — orange circles for Planet Money, purple for Brooklyn, brown for college. …

The task ahead

AS MARK CARNEY begins his first day as governor of the Bank of England, our correspondents consider how he might alter Britain's monetary …

Long-Term Budget Outlook Remains Challenging, But Recent Legislation Has Made It More Manageable

<b>5/5/14 Note</b>: This report has been updated to reflect newly available data. Click here to view the new analysis.<p>Summary<p>Despite marked improvement …

The interest rate effects of government debt maturity

Federal Reserve purchases of bonds in recent years have meant that a smaller proportion of long-dated government debt has had to be held by other …

The Road to a European Banking Union: Part I

The euro area and EU finance ministers have struck two major political deals as part of the European banking union. The first was on the European …

External Shocks and China's Monetary Policy

By cchanse<p><i>FRBSF Economic Letter</i> 2012-36 | December 3, 2012 | Zheng Liu • Mark Spiegel<p>China prohibits its private sector from freely trading foreign …

Why College Grads Get Stuck With Lousy Jobs

It’s tough being a young worker in today’s difficult job market. But if your parents tell you it was even tougher when they were your age, don’t roll …

The Fed's Communication Problem

Since early May, real and nominal long-term bond yields have risen in the United States. The most stark depiction of this is in the following chart, …

As “Sun Spots” Cool Down, Natural-Gas Market Heats Up

A decline in the number of spots on the sun could warm up the market for natural gas.<p>These spots, which scientists have observed for centuries, are caused by changes in the magnetic fields on the solar surface, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration says. Scientists aren’t sure why, but …

Further reading

Historical Echoes

<i>Amy Farber</i><p>Phrenology (see this amusing four-minute video), popular in the first half of the nineteenth century, was the study of skull shape and …

The New CEA Chair

Economist's View

Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen: I have 'zero tolerance for wrongdoing'

The hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen has told investors he will have "zero tolerance for wrongdoing" as his firm continues to be "buffeted" by …