Found 124 article(s) for author 'Martin Feldstein'

Public economics and public policy: The ideas and influence of Martin Feldstein, 1939-2019

Public economics and public policy: The ideas and influence of Martin Feldstein, 1939-2019. Lawrence Summers, September 25, 2019, Paper, “Martin Feldstein, who passed away in June 2019, was one of the most important applied economists of the last half-century. This column, by two of his students and close colleagues, celebrates his intellectual legacy, outlining his seminal contributions on a wide range of topics in public economics and beyond, his pioneering use of large data sets, and his influential voice in US public policy over many decades. As president of the National Bureau of Economic Research for nearly 30 years, Feldstein advanced the conduct and dissemination of economic research, and helped to create the modern economics profession.Link

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Behind the Scenes with Harvard’s Martin Feldstein

Behind the Scenes with Harvard’s Martin Feldstein. Martin Feldstein, February 27, 2019, Audio, “Bloomberg Surveillance’s Tom Keene sits down with Harvard University George F. Baker Professor of Economics Martin Feldstein to discuss his work in Washington with President Reagan, the importance of introductory economics courses, and his time as an undergraduate at Harvard University.Link

 

 

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Will the US Capitulate to China?

Will the US Capitulate to China? Martin Feldstein, February 25, 2019, Opinion, “The most important problem that a bilateral deal between the United States and China needs to resolve is Chinese theft of US firms’ technology. Unless the Chinese agree to stop stealing technology, and the two sides devise a way to enforce that agreement, the US will not have achieved anything useful from Trump’s tariffs.Link

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Economic Strategy for Higher Wages and Expanded Labor Participation

Economic Strategy for Higher Wages and Expanded Labor Participation. Jason Furman, Martin Feldstein, 2019, Paper, “We propose two alternative policy options for promoting increased earnings and employment of low-income households: expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) among childless workers, and implementing a wage subsidy for low-income workers that would be administered through employers. The EITC is based on household income and administered as a tax credit, while the subsidy based on hourly wages would require no filing or administrative effort by workers. We compare and contrast the costs and benefits of these two approaches to raising wages. Our two policy options are meant as part of a response to the sluggish income growth at the bottom of the distribution over the past several decades.Link

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Tariffs Should Target Chinese Lawlessness, Not the Trade Deficit

Tariffs Should Target Chinese Lawlessness, Not the Trade Deficit. Martin Feldstein, December 27, 2018, Opinion, “Made in China 2025 is Beijing’s plan to dominate global markets in a wide range of high-tech products. China’s strategy is to give large government subsidies to state-owned companies and supplement their research with technology stolen from American and other Western companies. This theft includes using the internet to invade the computers of foreign firms and forbidding companies to do business in China unless they share their technology with Chinese firms.Link

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