Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin
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Menzie David Chinn is a professor of public affairs and economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He, along with James Hamilton, are co-authors of Econbrowser, a weblog on current macroeconomic ... more

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If Output Is Near Potential, Why Is Inflation So Low?
There is a lot of discussion of how economic slack is fast disappearing, and I expect a lot of push on this view, given continued rapid growth in GDP.
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Downgraded: The Macro Outlook In Wisconsin
The Department of Revenue’s Wisconsin Economic Outlook, released last week, details a noticeable deterioration in forecast performance, in just the eight months.
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What Have The Nonpartisan Research Agencies Ever Done For Us?
I see Americans for Tax Reform is against reappointment of Doug Elmendorf as CBO head. It is a remarkable document, insofar as it is so full of factual errors that the head spins.
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The Japanese GDP Release: The Bad And The Not So Bad
Instead of a 0.2% q/q increase as in the WSJ survey, GDP declined 0.4%. It’s pretty bad news, but here are a couple of observations.
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EC Preventing A Global Slowdown
The importance of Japan and the euro area growth is highlighted by the amount of world GDP accounted by those economies.
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(Fiscally) Bleeding Kansas
The deterioration in Kansas state finances not only continues unabated — it is seemingly accelerating.
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UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
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University of California, Berkeley
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