Economic Roundup

Economic Roundup

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In an October 27 commentary, MIT economist Eric Brynjolfsson explained that higher productivity fueled by automation is holding back job growth.

Also on October 27, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland posted a study of household debt. It finds that household deleveraging shows no signs of abating.

On October 26, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia published a working paper which examined the role of supply-side policies in improving economic conditions.

On October 26, Bloomberg reported that Barack Obama has issued fewer government regulations than George W. Bush had done at this point in his presidency.

On October 25, the Congressional Budget Office published a report on the distribution of income. It finds that the rich have gotten richer.

In an October 24 commentary, Treasury Department economist Jan Eberly presented evidence that government regulation is not a significant factor holding back the economy at this time.

Also on October 24, the Mercatus Center published a working paper examining the regulation of bank overdraft protection.

On September 28, Goldman Sachs published a study on the role of foreign earnings in corporate profits. It notes that over 30 percent of revenues by the top 500 companies come from foreign sources.

On September 21, the Congressional Research Service published a report on the role of public works infrastructure in stimulating economic recovery.

Bruce Bartlett is an American historian and columnist who focuses on the intersection between politics and economics. He blogs daily and writes a weekly column for The Fiscal Times.  Bartlett has written for Forbes Magazine and Creators Syndicate, and his work is informed by many years in government, including as a senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House. He is the author of seven books including his new book: The Benefit and the Burden.

Bruce Bartlett’s columns focus on the intersection of politics and economics. The author of seven books, he worked in government for many years and was senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House.