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    Harvard Students Channel 'Occupy' Movement, Protest Economics Class

    Protests that began on Wall Street and spread to cities across America have now reached the pristine halls of Harvard. That’s right, the country’s oldest university is experiencing walkouts by students sympathizing with the “Occupy” movement. The source of their frustration: Students don’t like the content presented in an introductory … More

    Liberals Laud Alan Krueger's Fatally Flawed Minimum Wage Study

    Alan Krueger, President Obama’s nominee as chair of the White House Council on Economic Advisors, received accolades from liberals yesterday for his stances on a number of major economic issues, including his support for a cap and trade regime, and value added tax, and the Cash for Clunkers program. But … More

    White House's New Top Economist: Unemployment Benefits Are Not Stimulus

    President Obama’s pick as chairman of the White House Council on Economic Advisors co-authored a paper that showed that extending unemployment benefits will likely exacerbate joblessness. The paper’s findings run counter to the president’s economic argument for an unemployment benefit extension, which is expected to be a major part of … More

    NEW VIDEO: Heritage Foundation Takes On White House's Misleading Tax Video

    Last week, the White House announced a new White House White Board video series in which “one of our key players on the White House team will cut through the political back-and-forth you hear every day and break down an issue affecting American families into simple, understandable terms”. Their first … More

    Goolsbee Appointment Good News for Global Trade

    President Obama reportedly plans to name Austan Goolsbee to head his Council of Economic Advisers. This appointment is good news for advocates of expanded international trade. One of the world’s leading trade economists, Jagdish Bhagwati, described Goolsbee as a valuable source of free-trade advice over almost a decade. During the … More

    What Scientific Method?

    The White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) has released a projection of jobs created by the economic stimulus bill. However, the method they used to get these numbers falls short of basic scientific standards. The CEA modeled a potential outcome for the economy without the stimulus, basing it on … More

    Economic Impact of Stimulus Spending: A Response to Menzie Chinn

    At Econbrowser, Dr. Menzie Chinn provides a succinct summary of my critique of CEA’s “Economic Impact of the Stimulus” report when he writes, “…these implied increments to growth rates do not jibe with the inferences drawn by Dr. Campbell — that the impact on GDP is much smaller than CEA … More

    Heritage Hopes Obama Listens to Romer

    The chances our good that The Heritage Foundation will not love everything that President-elect Barack Obama does. So let us all celebrate Obama’s strong choice of University of California at Berkeley Professor of Economics Christina Romer as Chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers. We specifically hope that Mrs. Romer … More