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Do Firms Switch Their Legal Form of Organization When Taxes Change?

Tax-law changes can cause firms to change their organizational structure.
Economic Synopses , Issue 23

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What flattened the earnings profile of recent college graduates?

Over their working lifetimes, college graduates who entered the workforce many decades ago experienced a greater increase in wages than more-recent college graduates.
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The Lost Weeks of COVID-19 Testing in the United States: Part I

The weeks lost due to inaction in the U.S. during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in rationing of tests and a large number of confirmed cases.
Economic Synopses , Issue 24

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Reducing the U.S. deficit by recycling capital inflows

The United States can simply recycle the financial capital inflows from China and re-export them back to China in the form of FDI. In so doing, the United States gains a substantially larger rate of return from FDI than China does from owning U.S. government bonds.
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City growth and industry employment reallocation

Cities initially more specialized in older technologies may have had more difficulty adapting to newer technologies because skills in initially dominant industries were not useful to new industries.
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The Year of Living Dangerously: The COVID-19 Shock and the Probability of Deflation

With inflation currently low, the probability that it turns negative (deflation) will likely increase over the near term.
Economic Synopses , Issue 14

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What Are Teachers Really Paid? Adjusting Wages for Regional Differences in Cost of Living

Cost of living explains only some of the differences in teacher pay.
Economic Synopses , Issue 23 , Pages 1-2

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How Much Do Oil Prices Affect Inflation?

It is puzzling why large monthly or quarterly oil price changes predict very small changes in the CPI but daily oil prices predict large changes in breakeven inflation.
Economic Synopses , Issue 10

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What Can We Learn from the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918-19 for COVID-19?

As the Spanish flu became more widespread and its dangers apparent, many cities sought to contain the virus by imposing restrictions on social and economic interactions.
Economic Synopses , Issue 30

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How can QE3 affect the housing market?

The Fed?s concern for housing is a relatively new phenomenon. Historically, house price bubbles have been localized and affected only areas with rapid growth. The latest housing bust, however, was a nationwide problem with important ramifications for employment and economic activity.
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