Category Archives: Macroeconomic policy

Leaving Money on the Table: Declining Responsiveness and the Productivity Slowdown

Job reallocation is an important determinant of productivity. This column uses US data to show that a decline in the degree of job reallocation in response to shocks is behind the overall fall in the rate of reallocation over the past decades.


Why Italy’s Crisis Is the Left’s Crisis

Why framing the political struggle in Italy as mainstream versus populist shifts focus away from the most important issue, Eurozone reform, where the battle is mercantilists versus Keynesians.