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Greg Mankiw
I am the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where I teach introductory economics (ec 10). I use this blog to keep in touch with my current and former students. Teachers and students at other schools, as well as others interested in economic issues, are welcome to use this resource.

Greg Mankiw

This is one of the most popular economics blogs amongst students. The author Greg Mankiw, a Professor of Economics at Harvard University, has created some unique content like a principles of economics rap and animated video. His advice for student is extremely relevant for anyone studying economics.

A Kind Offer from Cengage

Blog readers who teach introductory economics and use my favorite textbook may like to know that for U.S. colleges impacted by COVID-19, Cengage is offering students free access to all their digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited for the remainder of spring semester. They are also offering webinars for those interested in learning how their digital platforms can be used to deliver online courses. You can obtain more information by clicking here.

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Thoughts on the Pandemic

Several reporters have emailed me, asking my thoughts about the current economic situation in light of the ongoing pandemic. Here they are, in abbreviated form:A recession is likely and perhaps optimal (not in the sense of desirable but in the sense of the best we can do under the circumstances). Mitigating the health crisis is the first priority. Give Dr. Fauci anything he asks for. Fiscal policymakers should focus not on aggregate demand but on social insurance. Financial planners...

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The Biden Tax Plan

The Tax Policy Center has released its report on Joe Biden's tax plan.Most noteworthy is the huge increase in taxes on high-income households. The top one percent would see a 40 percent increase in federal taxes (all federal taxes combined). Their average federal tax rate would rise from 29.7 to 41.7 percent.If enacted, this plan would give us the most redistributionist tax code in many years. For comparison, in 1979, as the Reagan tax revolution was starting to pick up steam as a...

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Summer Job Opening

I am looking to hire a student (presumably a Harvard student, but not necessarily) to work with me during the summer to help with the revision of my intermediate macro textbook. The job involves updating the data in the figures and tables and helping me prepare the manuscript. The work can be done anywhere if you have a computer and internet connection. If you are interested in being considered, please send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to my assistant,...

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A Question for Bernie

"Senator Sanders. You regularly say that you want the U.S. healthcare system to be more like those in Europe, with their less expensive, more inclusive, government-run systems. Well, in Europe, physicians are paid less than half what physicians are paid in the United States. (See below.) Is a massive cut in physician salaries a part of your vision for the future of the U.S. healthcare system under a Sanders administration? If so, don't you think you should warn the roughly one...

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