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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

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Timing of Fed Rate Increase

Professor Bob Murphy weighs in on the timing of the Fed's next move on Marketplace Radio.

The Economic Landscape

Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland talks about the Chicago school of economics, Federal Reserve policy targets, and other topics in a Macro Musings podcast.

Yellen Makes the Case for Rate Hike

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen believes the case for a rate hike this year has strengthend.  Economics Professor Bob Murphy suggests that the presidential election may factor into the timing of an announcement as the Fed may hold off "to see how things play out.”


Selected Publications

"Overconfident Consumers in the Marketplace," Michael D. Grubb, Journal of Economic Perspectives, (Fall 2015; PDF)

"In the Name of the Son (and the Daughter): Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1850-1940," Claudia Olivetti and M. Daniele Paserman, American Economic Review, (08/2015, PDF)

"Sufficient Statistics for Tariff Reform when Revenue Matters," James E. Anderson, and J. Peter Neary. Journal of international Economics, (2016, PDf)

"Information in Tender Offers with a Large Shareholder," Mehmet Ekmekci and Nenad Kos, Econometrica, (01/2016, PDF)

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