Commentary

Marginal Revolution Stimulus Blog Posts

Economists Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrock maintain one of the most engaging economics blogs on the web called the Marginal Revolution. It’s interesting in and of its own right, and its posts on the current policy response to the recession and financial services regulations are well worth browsing.

Among the posts and discussion threads of particular interest on the debate over federal economic policy are:

A debate on the effects of fiscal stimulus, with a focus on Paul Krugman’s arguments, that can be found here.

An vigorous exchange with Brad DeLong on monetary versus fiscal stimulus here.

And insights into the effects of fiscal stimulus on real growth in Nazi Gemany here and here.

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.