Vuk Vukovic

Why Ronald Coase matters

Written by | Wednesday 4 September 2013

The great economist Ronald Coase has died at the age of 103. Vuk Vukovic explains what made Coase such an influential and profound thinker.

Yesterday, at the age of 103, one of the greatest minds of our time, Nobel prize winner and emeritus professor at University of Chicago Law School Ronald Coase passed away.

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The life and legacy of Ronald Coase

Written by | Wednesday 4 September 2013

Yesterday, at the age of 103, one of the greatest minds of our time, Nobel prize winner and emeritus professor at University of Chicago Law School Ronald Coase passed away.

His contributions to and influence on economic science are of monumental importance. His groundbreaking research has set the stage for a joint field of law and economics, and has also influenced the new institutional revolution in addition to a number of other fields and areas of research in economic theory.

It turns out money really can buy you happiness

Written by | Wednesday 8 May 2013

This is from an NBER working paper () by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, using data from Gallup's World Poll. From the Economist:

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Article: Blame bailouts for huge budget deficits

Written by | Friday 8 February 2013

Among Keynesian economists there is a resilient opinion on how the current large budget deficits shouldn’t be thought of as a serious problem to the economy, since they are ultimately a result of a depressed economy. Here's Paul Krugman:

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Blame bailouts for huge budget deficits

Written by | Friday 8 February 2013

Among Keynesian economists there is a resilient opinion on how the current large budget deficits shouldn’t be thought of as a serious problem to the economy, since they are ultimately a result of a depressed economy. Here's Paul Krugman:

Why Paul Krugman shouldn't be US Treasury Secretary

Written by | Thursday 10 January 2013

The Guardian has endorsed Paul Krugman for the US Treasury Secretary job. The initiative began with actor Danny Glover’s online petition. The Guardian's case for Krugman begins:

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Minimum wages: examining the research

Written by | Wednesday 5 December 2012

The Economist's Free Exchange column recently analyzed some of the existing research on minimum wages. They point out to a number of results that claim how moderate minimum wages do more harm than good for the economy, and can, in fact, have a net positive impact on total employment.

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Unburdening Enterprise: Reducing Regulation for Small and Medium Businesses

Written by | Monday 22 October 2012

Regulatory confinements very often result in wrong policy perceptions and adverse policy conclusions. In an attempt to create a safer environment they impose a number of rules, procedures, and amendments to these rules that eventually end up stifling companies and diverting their resources away from productive activities. This is particularly endangering for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), considered to be the drivers of growth in an economy.

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Unburdening Enterprise

Written by | Monday 22 October 2012

Vuk Vukovic outlines the key deregulations that need to be made to kick-start small and medium business employment and spur on a jobs-led recovery.

The results are in: Spending cuts, not tax hikes, are the road to recovery

Written by | Thursday 13 September 2012

Vuk Vukovic draws on new academic research to argue that the historical evidence around recessions is clear: cutting government spending, not Keynesian stimulus, is the way to create a recovery.

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