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GCER in the News
Aug 3, 2016
Former PhD student Justin Pierce publishes paper in AER
A recent GU graduate of the Department of Economics, Justin Pierce, has published a paper in the most recent American Economic Review. The paper "The Surprisingly Swift Decline of US Manufacturing Employment" links a `sharp drop in US manufacturing employment after 2000 to a change in US trade policy that eliminated potential tariff increases on Chinese imports.' The paper was jointly authored with Peter K. Schott of the Yale School of Management. ...
Apr 17, 2016
Austan Goolsbee delivers 2016 Razin Lecture
Professor Austan Goolsbee recently delivered the 2016 Razin Lecture. Professor Goolsbee's talk, "Are We Doomed?", did what dismal scientists often do, answering the question separately for the short and long runs. ...
Apr 4, 2016
GCER Fellow Pedro Gete's paper featured in the Brookings Hutchins Roundup
The Brookings blog of David Wessel selected a new paper by GCER Fellow Pedro Gete . The paper concerns the distributional implications of federal mortgage guarantees. It shows that by removing guarantees from the mortgage market,low- and middle-income households are hurt, while high-income households benefit. ...
Mar 15, 2016
Featured Research Profile: Fall/Winter 2015-16
Featured Research Profile: Fall/Winter 2015-16 How (not) to run a bank: Georgetown economist Martin Ravallion examines World Bank successes and failures. The decade or two after WW2 saw many of the world’s poorest countries gain their independence from Colonial rule, and they were hoping to rapidly become less poor. Economics taught policy makers in those countries that a higher investment rate is crucial to assuring faster economic growth. ...