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Justin Wolfers
Works at University of Michigan
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Hey, there's my favorite economist!
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Talking today on "Now with Alex" about Rand Paul's misleadingly-named quest to "audit the Fed".
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The Fed is a crony corporation.  The shareholders are members from wallstreet and the bank of England.
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     bloombergposter says - Actually, it's quite simple. look at the us labor participation rate from bls. the graph is still going down; less and less people are working. http://data.bls.gov/timeseries...

Focusing on what the government tells you (even u6 numbers) is a big distraction." 
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"Tonight, I feel reassured that my daughter’s economic future is in good hands. I also plan to tell her that she, too, can grow up to become the most powerful economist in the world."
Why? Obama has announced that he's nominating Janet Yellen for Fed Chair.
Read more, in my latest column. 
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I don't know. I've been telling my daughter that maybe she could be the Fed Chair when she grows up. I guess a little competition is healthy.
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My latest:
"Ironically, a direct effect of the current budget battles is that they limit our ability to track the broader economic effects of, you guessed it, the budget battles."
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Hey, there's my favorite economist, +Betsey Stevenson, talking about women and the economy, in the White House briefing room...
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Over the next few months, I'll be moving my popular writing across to the New York Times, where I'll be a contributing columnist for a super-exciting new gig aiming to provide a lens for interpreting data about economics, public policy, and politics. Should be fun!
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/11/ny-times-hires-four-for-new-data-vertical-177987.html
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Congratulations, Justin - smart move from the NYT....
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If you've missed hearing +Betsey Stevenson talking publicly about the economy since she joined the Obama administration, I have good news for you. She's now tweeting from a new "official" twitter account,@CEABetsey. 

It's an interesting experiment to have CEA members talking directly to the public.
https://twitter.com/CEABetsey
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My latest column analyzes the latest Nobel, and what Fama, Shiller and Hansen have taught us about both the wisdom and madness of crowds.
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My hair, on TV, earlier today. Talking government shutdown, debt ceiling and all that: 
"It's stupid. It's dumb. It's dopey. It's worse than that. It's economic sabotage. There's not a single economist--not only in America, but in North America, in the entire world--who would say to political leaders it's a good idea to monkey around with the debt ceiling."
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/ID/2410179490/
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The crazy thing is that people are so unwilling to see that threatening the debt ceiling is a bad idea, no matter what the reason. It's like they can't comprehend the idea that even if you think one thing is important enough to be worth it, it sets a precedent that routinely holding the country (and the world) hostage is a legitimate tactic.
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  • University of Michigan
    Professor of Economics and Public Policy, 2011 - present
  • Brookings Institution
    Non-resident Senior Fellow, 2009 - present
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy, 2004 - 2012
  • Stanford GSB
    Assistant Professor of Economics, 2001 - 2004
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Sydney, Australia - Cambridge, MA - San Francisco, CA - Philadelphia, PA - Washington, DC - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Economist by day. Dad by night. Runner when I find the time.
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  • Harvard University
    Ph.D, Economics, 1997 - 2001
  • University of Sydney
    B.Ec (Hons and medal), 1991 - 1994
  • James Ruse Agricultural High School
    1985 - 1990
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