Tuesday, September 21, 2004

"Vocea Economistilor"

Un nou jurnal a carui initiativa apartine, printre altii,lui Joseph Stiglitz, J. Bradford Delong, sau Aaron Edlin "The Economists' Voice",si cred ca va fi interesant de auzit.

Iata prezentarea pe care si-o fac singuri:

The Economists' Voice is a nonpartisan forum for economists to present innovative policy ideas and engaging commentary on the issues of the day....Articles are short, 600-2000 words, and intended to contain deeper analysis than is found on the Op-Ed page of the Wall Street Journal or New York Times, but to be of comparable general interest. Regular columnists with voices from across the political spectrum write several Columns each year. Our Features section welcomes submissions from any professional economist and is peer-reviewed. Letters to the Editor are encouraged and may comment on any Feature or Column.

si citeva nume de colaboratori:

- Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, Columbia University
- Steven Salop, Georgetown Law Center
- Richard A. Posner, Judge, 7th Circuit; Lecturer, U. of Chicago
- Peter Orszag, Brookings Institution
- Douglass C. North, Nobel Laureate, Washington University
- Barry Nalebuff, Yale University
- Paul Krugman, Princeton University
- R. Glenn Hubbard, Columbia University
- Bruno Frey, University of Zurich
- Aaron Edlin, UC Berkeley
- Michael Boskin, Stanford University & Hoover Institution
- J. Bradford Delong, UC Berkeley
- Ian Ayres, Yale University
- George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate, UC Berkeley

Din sumarul primului numar:

Richard A. Posner (2004) "Eldred and Fair Use", The Economists' Voice: Vol. 1: No. 1, Article 3.


"Larry Lessig flagellates himself about losing the Eldred case, which upheld the legality of copyright extensions. He shouldn't: Eldred was unwinnable. (The Court's 7-2 vote is one clue). Besides, the worst of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act's effects can still be made to disappear, if courts deem it "fair use" to copy an old work whose copyright owner hasn't taken reasonable steps to provide notice of his rights. This is what Bill Patry and I propose in a forthcoming article in the California Law Review. The present paper is based on that article and on a stint of guest blogging that I did for the Lessig Blog the week of August 22, 2004. See

Joseph Stiglitz (2004) "The Parties' Flip-Flops on Deficit Spending: Economics or Politics?", The Economists' Voice: Vol. 1: No. 1, Article 2


"Not long ago, Republicans were trying to pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. Democrats were skeptical, overwhelmingly Keynesian, and believed that deficit spending had ended the Great Depression.
Under Rubinomics the positions began to switch: Democrats became the defenders of fiscal orthodoxy. Now Bush has cut taxes for the rich and caused huge deficits. Is the flip-flop just politics?"

J. Bradford DeLong (2004) "Should We Still Support Untrammelled International Capital Mobility? Or are Capital Controls Less Evil than We Once Believed?", The Economists' Voice: Vol. 1: No. 1, Article 1


"Fifteen years ago, I found it easy to be in favor of international capital mobility - the free flow of investment financing from one country to another. Then it was easy to preach for an end to all systems of controls on capital that hindered this flow. Now it is harder."

John Donohue (2004) "Clinton and Bush's Report Cards on Crime
Reduction: The Data Show Bush Policies Are Undermining Clinton Gains", The Economists' Voice: Vol. 1: No. 1, Article 4


"At the Democratic Convention Clinton argued that he had put police on the street and took guns off, but that Bush has done the opposite. Was Clinton truly more anti-crime? I estimate that Clinton-era federal programs were responsible for a six to eight percent reduction in crime seen in the last decade. The Bush administration has failed to build on the Clinton administration's success in funding more police. For no good reason, a crime-control program that has a very favorable benefit/cost ratio is being cut back."


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