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Justin Wolfers

Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Wolfers is an economist with broad policy-related interests and experience. He is also affiliated with the NBER, Brookings and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is a contributing columnist for the New York Times and host of the “Think Like An Economist” podcast. He is a popular teacher and author of a leading economics textbook.
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Wolfers compares corporate profits and inflation

Nov 15, 2022 NPR
Justin Wolfers, NPR: "Corporations have celebrated higher prices in their earnings calls ever since the history of the earnings call. Blaming inflation on greed is like blaming a plane crash on gravity. Corporations have always tried to raise prices...
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Stevenson discusses state of inflation

Nov 14, 2022 Bloomberg
Betsey Stevenson, Bloomberg: "I certainly thought what we saw was good news. And it's good news because we're seeing inflation start to slow. And we know we've got a ways to go but, we're seeing things moving in the right direction. The thing that's...
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Wolfers analyzes latest CPI report

Nov 10, 2022 AlterNet
Justin Wolfers, AlterNet: "This is a very encouraging inflation report. There’s a good chance that inflation has peaked, and is now turning...
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El-Sayed discusses the effectiveness of Obama's midterm remarks

Nov 5, 2022 The New Republic
Abdul El-Sayed, The New Republic: "Obama in his remarks reminds Democrats of how to “hit back”—how to remind Americans that beyond the “inflation” talking points are real people living real lives—and that Republican plans would simply make their...
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Stevenson reassures Gen Z about inflation

Oct 30, 2022 NPR
Betsey Stevenson, NPR: "The inflation has been pretty darn stable for your whole life and even some of your parents' life. And then all of a sudden, we hit 2021, and it's like, what's happening? They should count themselves lucky for being on the...
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Stevenson breaks down inflation's causes on 'Face the Nation'

Oct 19, 2022
As inflation continues to rise, voters are getting more and more worried about the economy. To alleviate some of that concern, Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, provided her expertise on CBS News: Face the Nation. "It is...
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Stevenson and Wolfers address September CPI report for Brookings

Oct 17, 2022 Brookings
Betsey Stevenson, Brookings: "If we can get demand down, we will indeed see that passed through to lower prices, which means the Fed just has to do more. Across the board on average the price of services is rocketing up. And that’s where the Fed is...
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Stevenson reacts to September inflation report

Oct 13, 2022 CNBC
Betsey Stevenson, CNBC: "Obviously, this isn't a report that anyone likes to see. At the same time, I want to say we should never overreact to one report. What are we seeing here? We saw really fast inflation in services. So what's going on? We're...
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Wolfers says Fed is on track to a 'soft landing'

Oct 8, 2022 CNN News Source
As economic worries continue, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, provided his expert opinion on inflation and the economy. “The thing that’s hurting people of course is inflation," he said. “This has been a key goal of the...
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Stevenson provides insight on rising inflation

Oct 3, 2022
As Americans continue to worry about inflation, Professor Betsey Stevenson appeared on NPR and in The New York Times this week. Gen Z is feeling the impacts of high inflation extra hard, NPR, October 1, 2022 "Inflation has been pretty darn...
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Wolfers provides expertise on current state of economy

Sep 9, 2022
Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, has made numerous appearances in the media recently, providing his expertise on the current state of our economy. Here is a compilation of his recent contributions: 'Both a warning and a...
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Stevenson analyzes uncertain markets

Aug 30, 2022
Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson has been commenting on the many confusions hitting the economy, given worries about inflation and recession, Fed interest rate hikes, and a shifting labor market. When the Job Openings and Labor...
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Core measures do a better job to predict inflation, says Wolfers

Aug 16, 2022 Quartz
Economists have a lot of data—consumer prices and monthly inflation rates— to measure inflation and predict prices. But Ford School economist Justin Wolfers explains that cherrypicked numbers are contributing to general confusion about what's...
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Wolfers sees signs of optimism amid high inflation numbers

Jul 21, 2022
The latest inflation rate numbers show an increase in prices of 9.1%. Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers has been discussing the intricacies of elements and implications of that rate.   Reacting to the inflationary pressure, the...
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Stevenson on inflation figures

Jul 18, 2022
Ford school professor Betsey Stevenson has been commenting on the latest inflation figures, which in the U.S. saw an annual rate of 9.1% in June. She told ABC Australia, "Heating your house, filling your tank — that's where Americans are really...
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Dominguez comments on "reverse currency wars"

Jul 13, 2022 Planet Money
As countries around the world work to fight inflation, central banks have a limited number of options to cool their economies. When countries raise interest rates, and their currencies get stronger, they may begin to engage in a competition with...
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State inflation relief checks are not a stimulus, says Hausman

Jul 6, 2022 NPR Marketplace
A dozen states are providing tax rebates to residents who qualify. Professor Joshua Hausman told NPR Marketplace they are designed to help people deal with rising prices, not stimulate the economy. “This is not a good idea if you care about...
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Gas tax break may not reduce prices - Stevenson

Jun 26, 2022 The New York Times
As the Biden administration considers a holiday on the federal gas tax, an opinion piece in The New York Times says the move may not actually lead to a price reduction at the pump. It states, "By the iron law of supply and demand, if the demand...
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Rabe on curbing high gas prices

Jun 16, 2022 Time
This week, President Biden called on U.S. oil refiners to ramp up production to meet the growing demand for gas and rising prices at the pump. In a Time interview, Ford School professor Barry Rabe says he is "struck by the lack of appetite in either...