In the 4th episode of EconoFact Chats, EconoFact’s Executive Editor Michael Klein interviews Maurice Obstfeld, Professor at U.C. Berkeley and the immediate past Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, on fiscal policy and the state of the economy. Listen to the podcast
Should women ask for more? Berkeley Economics Ph.D. candidate Nina Roussille on the ask gap and gender pay inequality. Watch the video here.
A new NBER working paper by Berkeley Economics Professor Barry Eichengreen and co-authors asks an important and timely question: Will COVID-19 renew or diminish the public trust in science? Read more and download the paper here.
Described as being possibly President-Elect Joe Biden's "most important pick", Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen is slated to become the first female treasury secretary. Berkeley Economics congratulates Professor Yellen on this prestigious nomination. Read more
New paper by Berkeley Economics Professor Sydnee Caldwell: “Tax Refund Uncertainty: Evidence and Welfare Implications”. Read it here.
New paper by Kimberly Clausing, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman: Ending corporate tax avoidance and tax competition: a plan to collect the tax deficit of multinationals. Read the paper
A new paper by Isabel Z. Martinez, Emmanuel Saez, and Michael Siegenthaler estimates intertemporal labor supply responses to two-year long income tax holidays staggered across Swiss cantons. Read more
Through analysis of the Band for International Settlements (BIS) Annual Economic Reports, Professor Barry Eichengreen traces the BIS’s views on exchange rates, capital flows and financial cycles in a new book. Read more
An innovative experiment in rural India targeted alleviating financial stress on short-term workers and fascinatingly, found a substantial increase in productivity for workers who have their financial strain eased by receiving part of their salary mid-way through their contract. By Berkeley Economics Professor Supreet Kaur. Read more