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Sr. Fellow, Niskanen Center
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Edwin G. Dolan holds a PhD in economics from Yale University. He has taught in the United States at Dartmouth College, the University of Chicago, George Mason University and Gettysburg College. From 1990 to 2001, he taught in Moscow, Russia, where he and his wife founded the American Institute of ...more


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Redefining Poverty: A Response To Conservative Critics
NASEM's Poverty Measure Report stirs debate in Washington. AEI warns of increased federal spending, while economist Bruce Meyer criticizes partisan bias.
Does Targeting Supercore Inflation Make Sense?
Although headline inflation continues to fall and unemployment is near a 50-year low, the Federal Reserve still faces some tricky policy decisions over the next few months.
The Inflation Of 2021-22 Was Different: What We Should Learn From It
The 2021-2022 inflation turned out to be very different from the repeated waves of stagflation that bedeviled the U.S. economy from the 1960s into the early 1980s.
The Latest Phillips Curve Data Show No Return To Stagflation
As inflation has fallen, unemployment has increased, but only a bit. There is no sign of a clockwise stagflationary overshoot, as repeatedly happened from the 1960s through the 1980s.
Why Perestroika Failed
Mikhail Gorbachev will be remembered both for what he did not do and for what he did.
Fighting Inflation: Can We Learn From Jimmy Carter's Mistakes?
Once inflation is in full swing, a president has few effective tools to fight it but gets all the blame.
Maybe Inflation Will Be Transitory After All
When U.S. inflation started creeping up in early 2021, economists were confident that it would prove transitory. As prices have risen higher, that view has taken a beating.
Guaranteed Income For The 21st Century Aims To End Poverty As We Know It
In a promising contribution to the debate over poverty policy, the Institute on Race and Political Economy at the New School has released a major welfare reform proposal that it calls a Guaranteed Income for the 21st Century.
Is The Phillips Curve Back?
Anyone who has been following the U.S. monthly economic data lately has noticed that the rate of inflation has been rising over the past year as the unemployment rate has fallen.
What Does The U.S. Manufacturing Recovery Mean For Commodities?
A new Congress has convened. Soon the battle of the budget will begin. On one side will be the advocates of stimulus, who think the economy needs help to recover fully from the damage done by the pandemic.
Bipartisan Rules To Meet The Coming Fiscal Policy Challenge
President-elect Joe Biden will face serious fiscal policy challenges as soon as he takes office.
A CBO Roadmap To Near-Universal Healthcare
The CBO has done an excellent job of laying out the options. Nearly every pending healthcare bill or think-tank proposal fits somewhere within the CBO’s four alternatives.
New Research Boosts Our Understanding Of The Effective Marginal Tax Rates For The Poor
Does the American welfare system adequately encourage the poor to achieve self-sufficiency, or is it a “poverty trap” that locks welfare beneficiaries into a lifetime of dependency?
It's Time To End The Preference And Tax Capital Gains As Ordinary Income
The United States entered the COVID-19 crisis with an unusually large budget deficit for an economy at or close to full employment.
How Household Debt Threatens The Recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on the health of low-income Americans, but even those low-wage workers who avoid the disease itself are likely to suffer grave economic distress.
A Social Safety Net For An Age Of Uncertainty
The COVID-19 pandemic is turning out to be a wake-up call, not just for public health, but for economic security, as well.
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