Join authors Glenn Hubbard and Tony O’Brien as they return for a new academic year! The issues have evolved but the importance of these issues has not waned. We discuss the impact of closures related to the delta variant has on the economy. The discussion extends to the active fiscal and monetary policy that has reintroduced inflation as a topic facing our economy. Many students have little or no experience with inflation so it is a learning opportunity. Check back regularly where Glenn & Tony will continue to wrestle with these important economic concepts and relate them to the classroom!
Mickey Takes His Econ Final! Has the O’Brien Family Dog Bitten Off More Than He Can Chew?
Hubbard and O’Brien Economics Comes to Twitter
We’ve started a Twitter account here. We’ll be posting links to new blog content, news about our textbooks, and links to material on economic education. An occasional dog photo may also appear. Please feel free to comment on our posts, ask Glenn and Tony questions, or suggest new podcast topics.
Season’s Greetings from the Hubbard and O’Brien Economics Blog!
Walter Williams, 1936-2020
Walter Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, died on December 2, shortly after teaching class. In addition to his academic publications (listed HERE), Williams was a spirited participant in public policy debates through his syndicated columns and television appearances. Some of his recent columns can be read through the links HERE. An appreciation by Thomas Sowell of Stanford’s Hoover Institution can be read HERE.
Now for Something Completely Different: Mickey Does Econ!
The O’Brien family dog takes a bite out of the Dismal Science.
Hmm. Should I keep playing in the leaves or should I do my MyLab assignment on opportunity cost?
Would you please explain the formula for price elasticity one more time?
Why did I sign up for an 8 am Econ class?
No, Mickey, you can’t copy my class notes. You need to start getting up on time!
My TA is always so helpful!
Interview: Listen as Glenn Hubbard interviews Larry Summers on ECNY event.
Listen to Glenn Hubbard interview Larry Summers in a recent Economic Club of New York virtual event.
Freakonomics Podcast: Is $2 Trillion the Right Medicine for a Sick Economy?
Hear Glenn Hubbard with Stephen Dubner on a recent Freakonomics Podcast. Glenn and other economists discuss the fiscal response to the COVID-19 economic crisis. https://freakonomics.com/podcast/covid-19-cares-act/
SMALL BUSINESS ALONE NEEDS $1 TRILLION NOW
From Bloomberg Opinion – coauthored by Michael Strain & Glenn Hubbard – from March 20th, 2020
SMALL BUSINESS ALONE NEEDS $1 TRILLION NOW- from Bloomberg Opinion – coauthored by Michael Strain & Glenn Hubbard. The GOP stimulus plan has good ideas for covering service-industry payrolls amid the coronavirus shutdown, but doesn’t set aside enough to pay for it.