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Blogs - Jul 2016

Importing people is not like importing apples by Nick Rowe
Tue, 2016-07-12 07:00

Immigrants and cultural assimilation by Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan
Tue, 2016-07-12 07:08

Attitudes toward immigration policy are driven by fears about cultural diversity, not just individual economic circumstances. This column looks back at the Age of Mass Migration (1850-1913), when 30 million migrants moved from Europe to the US, to examine whether such fears are justified. US Census data from 1920 reveals that recent immigrants gave their children more foreign names than long-standing immigrants, which suggests that cultural assimilation did take place over time. This assimilation had economic benefits for children, both in school and in the labour market. 

Can mass migration boost innovation and productivity? by Nuria Boot and Reinhilde Veugelers
Tue, 2016-07-12 07:31

Decomposing Changes in Term Spreads around the World by Menzie Chinn
Tue, 2016-07-19 00:17

Economist gekokujo by Noah Smith
Thu, 2016-07-21 06:54

Free, good and happy by Scott Sumner
Thu, 2016-07-21 07:01

Which Thinkers Will Define Our Future? by J. Bradford DeLong
Thu, 2016-07-21 07:17

Social science today rests on a canon of works that examine the social, political, and economic makeup of the Western European world between 1450 and 1900. But which works should we use to guide us through the problems of the twenty-first century?

Let them eat internet! by Let them eat internet!
Thu, 2016-07-21 07:25

Does war foster cooperation? by Chris Blattman
Thu, 2016-07-21 07:38

Turkey's Failed Coup by Emily Skarbek
Wed, 2016-07-27 06:27

Is Fethullah Gülen behind Turkey's coup? by Dani Rodrik
Wed, 2016-07-27 06:30

Turkey’s Shaky Economy: a Local or Global Concern? by Robert Kahn
Wed, 2016-07-27 06:33

EU-Turkish customs union: How to proceed by Gabriel Felbermayr, Rahel Aichele, Erdal Yalcin
Wed, 2016-07-27 06:45

New EU trade agreements could adversely affect Turkey as a non-EU member. This column presents new findings of an economic analysis in which different trade policy scenarios are considered. The results point to a clear policy recommendation – Turkey and the EU should mutually deepen their customs union by including the agriculture and service sectors as soon as possible.

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