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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.
In the Media

Stevenson breaks down the state of the economy

Jan 7, 2022 Marketplace
Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, sat down with Marketplace to discuss the state of the economy.  “People have a harder time putting rising prices in the context of the broader economy,” she said. “(But) when a company...
In the Media

Josh Hausman explains how COVID has broken the economy

Dec 10, 2021 The Atlantic
With his opinion article in The Atlantic, Josh Hausman, associate professor of public policy and economics, suggests high inflation rates may last for years. He describes the reasons behind inflation—including a consumer shift from services to...
News

Wolfers provides analysis on jobs, inflation

Dec 5, 2021
As the omicron variant spreads, the impact it will have on the fragile economic recovery remains uncertain. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, talked to numerous media outlets about economic recovery, the jobs report, and...
News

Stevenson on Build Back Better, inflation, and unemployment

Nov 28, 2021
Betsey Stevenson countered arguments against President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation as the bill passed the House and moved into the Senate. “There is just absolute historic investment in childcare that is really going to benefit so many...
In the Media

Build Back Better will increase inflation - Leahy

Nov 28, 2021 PolitiFact
As a debate over the impact of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill continues, John Leahy, professor of public policy and economics, discussed the economics of the bill. "Inflation is the result of too much demand chasing too little...
In the Media

Stevenson insists not to be afraid of inflation

Jul 29, 2021 Marketplace
With inflation running higher than it ever has in a decade, some Americans are worried about the effects it could have on the economy. But Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, says not to worry. "People think that inflation...
In the Media

Hausman ponders U.S. inflation

Jul 15, 2021 The New York Times
As Japan's economy sputters and amid worries in the U.S. about inflation, an article in The New York Times wonders if low inflation is a quagmire. Ford School economics associate professor Joshua Hausman wonders if the Fed can intervene to avoid...
In the Media

Dominguez on the post-COVID economy

May 12, 2020 NPR Marketplace
Ford School professor of public policy and economics Kathryn Dominguez tells NPR's Marketplace that consumer goods consumption may well change in the post-COVID economy, making current measures of inflation less relevant. “There will be lots of...
State & Hill

The Power of Policy

Dec 17, 2014
Public policy is a principled guide to action, designed to lead to the greater good. As we celebrate our centennial as America’s first graduate-level training program in public administration, we take a moment to reflect on the powerful role policy...