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    The IMF raised China's growth forecast at the beginning of the week. It was reported the world's second largest economy would expand by 6.5 percent this year. However, the growth is largely supported by heavy government spending and ex...
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    An interesting article in the Economist, projecting higher-then-expected economic growth and inflation in 2017.

    Do you agree with those predictions?

     

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    What drives earnings growth for U.S. workers? In some form or another, this was the question addressed by researchers at a session of the American Economic Association’s annual meeting that I attended earlier this month in Chicago. There are three important channels for an employed worker to increase earnings. He or she can get a raise, work more hours...
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    The IMF raised China's growth forecast at the beginning of the week. It was reported the world's second largest economy would expand by 6.5 percent this year. However, the growth is largely supported by heavy government spending and expansion of credit. This has led private sector forecasters to anticipate a decline in growth as regulations will likel...
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    This month, in addition to our esteemed Summer Program, we are starting an AIER Winter Program. Our Winter Program encompasses the Applied Economic Research Course and the January intersession, which are both programs we have piloted in recent years.

    For the Applied Economic Research course, we currently have 12 students from the University of Sioux...
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    The Education Division of AIER is not only creating and executing innovative programs, but also conducts scientific research on the impact of those programs on their constituencies. At the recent 2017 annual meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA) in Chicago, I presented the results of the first two cycles of the Teach-the-Teachers Initi...
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    In my recent blog about AIER’s approach to professional development workshops for teachers, I discussed an analogy suggested by Fred Ende. He wrote that during the follow-up process, both “regular water -- reflection — and sunlight — coaching/support — are needed for the best growth” of a planted seed of a teaching idea. To provide the “sunlight” of add...

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