Welcome to my homepage. Here you will find my papers and other research projects and items which might be of varying degrees of interest to you.
You can also find a link to helpful information on the courses I teach, including the syllabi.
Brooklyn, New York USA
"There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs." - Thomas Sowell
Arizona State University has released its annual Doing Business North America, July 2021.
Here is analysis by the Wharton School on projected negative economic effects of the the current $4T federal proposal, May 2021. Here is updated analysis for the current "infrastructure" spending which finds that the 'crowding-out' effects of the spending will mean less economic growth and poverty reduction than without this spending, August 2021.
Here is preliminary research on costs of lockdown, from the American Institute for Economic Research, November 2020.
Reuters has reported $34B in lost income from NYC as the wealthy move-out due to the pandemic state-reaction, December 2020.
NBER finds that lives lost due to the economic lockdown will be greater than that of lives lost due to the virus itself, December 2020. The point of listing this earlier research during the covid-era, is to ask why the lockdown mentality is continuing in certain places despite these findings through today.
"Myths of the 1 Percent: What Puts Some People at the Top", J. Rothwell, NYT, November 2017. Those working in sectors protected from competition by government policy continuously receive super-profits and capture wealth faster than everyone else.
"If People Were Paid by Ability, Inequality Would Drop", Rothwell has a newer article related to the above, this one on how professional associations have historically excluded minority groups from membership, November 2019.
Edmund Phelps, New York Review of Books, "What is Wrong with the West's Economies?", August 2015. Utilitarian and Rawlsian philosophies as manifested in policy in the modern welfare state has reduced entrepreneurship, human creativity and self-determination.
"Monopoly Isn't Always What We Think It Is", J.R. Rogers, Law & Liberty, November 2018. If there are no barriers to entry, there is no monopoly. And who best to limit competition but the state with its monopoloy on legal coercion.
This is the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report of March 2021 which determines the nation's fiscal health is unsustainable without instrumental changes to the welfare / warfare state.
US National Debt Clock gives interesting real-time macro data, but you need Truth in Accounting to get unfunded government liabiliites per person in real-time, however note that the US Government does not clearly report these liabilities so it is important to have several credible data sources.
Here is tracktherecovery.org, which they call "Real-Time Economics: A New Platform to Track the Impacts of COVID-19 on People, Businesses and Communities Using Private Sector Data."
This is something very funny, a Princeton professor lists on his CV all of his failures.
For fans of economics, here is a photo of the Economics Faculty building in Belgrade, Serbia (the center of economics for the former Yugoslavia).
From BYO Records, UK and from Nancy Folbre's website.
Here's Hayek's 1944 Road to Serfdom in cartoons, courtesy of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).
Paul Kelpe, Machinery (Abstract #2), 1933-34.
Here is the Living New Deal website, they have mapped more than 16,000 New Deal sites, including artwork. Although I think their economic program for toady is faulty I support their historical work.