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As the followers of my blog would know I recently did a 11 day speaking tour in the US. I want to share a bit of that with my readers.
Last week I visited and gave two lectures at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Among other things I had the great pleasure of spending time with Ryan Murphy who is a Research Assistant Professor at the O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at SMU and I had the opportunity to talk to Ryan about a new paper that has just been published.
The legendary Bill Gross - formerly of PIMCO and these days Janus Capital - does not believe in a hike from the Federal Reserve this year. This is what he has to say about the issue according to a Tweet from Janus Capital:
For years my friend Scott Sumner has been working on his book on the Great Depression. It has taken some time to get it out, but now it will soon be available (December).
I am in the US on a speaking tour at the moment so I have not had a lot of time for blogging, but I thought that I just wanted to share one alarming macroeconomic number with my readers - the sharp drop in Chinese nominal GDP growth.
A lot have been said and written about Angus Deaton who today has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics and I don't have much to add to that other than just saying that I came across a great quote from his latest book "The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality" that perfectly well sums up my view on economic development and what policies developed nations should pursue to help the populations in developing nations:
This is what St. Louis Fed president James Bullard today told CNBC:
When you read the standard macroeconomic textbook you will be introduced to different macroeconomic models and the characteristics of these models are often described as keynesian and classical/monetarist. In the textbook version it is said that keynesians believe that prices and wages are rigid, while monetarist/classical economist believe wages and prices are fully flexible. This really is nonsense - monetarist economists do NOT argue that prices are fully flexible neither did pre-keynesian classical economists. As a result the textbook dictum between different schools is wrong.