Faculty In The News - 2016

Article Index

  • September 23, 2016 Hugh Rockoff's  NBER working paper, "The U.S. Economy in WWII as a Model for Coping with Climate Change" was discussed on Bloomberg View.

  • September 12, 2016 Michael Bordo on Macro Musings Podcast.

  • August 29, 2016 "Macro Musings Podcast" with David Beckworth interviewing Hugh Rockoff about optimal currency areas.

  • August 19, 2016 Amanda Agan's working paper was  mentioned in the New York Times in The Upshot, "Ban the Box? An Effort to Stop Discrimination May Actually Increase It".

  • July 19, 2016 - New assistant professor, Amanda Agan, was interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition about her research on "ban the box" laws that prohibit asking job applicants about their criminal histories. Do such laws improve the employment prospects of applicants who would otherwise be required to check "yes" and explain?

  • A Wall Street Journal article published on June 22, 2016, Small-Business Lending Doesn’t Suffer as Community Banks Grow, focused on research by Joe Hughes and coauthors Julapa Jagtiani (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia) and Loretta Mester (Federal Reserve Bank of Clevelanad) that examined the financial performance of community banks and their small business lending. The paper is available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2798539.

  • May 19, 2016 - Rosanne Altshuler's research featured in Christian Science Monitor article, "How a new picture of corporate shareholders may turn the tax debate upside down." Link to paper here.

  • May 13, 2016 - A paper by Rutgers Joe Hughes and his coauthor, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, "The Future of Large Globally Active Banks: Does Scale Define the Winners?" was cited in blog post by Ben Bernanke on "Ending 'to big to fail:' What is the Right Approach?" Check footnote 3 at http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/ben-bernanke/posts/2016/05/13-too-big-to-fail. The paper can be found directly at https://www.clevelandfed.org/our-research/president/lm003-the-future-of-large-internationally-active-banks.aspx

  • April 2016 - The Swedish newspaper, Dagnens Nyheter, asked Professor Jenny Hunt for insights into the consequences of large numbers of asylum seekers in Sweden and how to help their integration into Swedish society. Professor Hunt observes that the origin country is an important determinant of how well refugees integrate economically and that measures such as early language instruction and early access to the labor market help integration. Read her interview (in Swedish).

  • April 8, 2016. Anne Piehl's research on immigration and crime featured in article in the Huffington Post

  • April 5, 2016 - The Minneapolis Star Tribune and Evenflow Macro reported on Joe Hughes discussion of economies of scale in banking as a panelist at the Ending Too Big To Fail Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on April 4. Listen to his speech.

  • February 18, 2016 - SNL Financial interviewed Joe Hughes about the proposal of Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari to break up large banks. Hughes' research with Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester finds large economies of scale at the biggest banks, which implies break-up works against market forces--creating incentives to neutralize break-up and possibly new sources of systemic risk.

  • January 21, 2016 Rosanne Altshuler blogs on CNBC on how tax reform can get done in 2016

  • January 2016 Jennifer Hunt was featured in WalletHub’s article about 2016’s best & worst cities to find a job.

  • January 11, 2016 A study on international tax systems by Rosanne Altshuler and co-authors cited in the New Yorker article, "Why Firms Are Fleeing".