Basil Halperin

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Monetary economics

  1. Monetary misperceptions, food banks, and NGDP targeting
  2. It was a mistake to switch to sticky price models from sticky wage models
  3. Recessions are always and everywhere caused by monetary policy

Economic growth

  1. What kind of “growth” slowdowns should we care about?

Asset pricing

  1. The "Efficient Restaurant Hypothesis": a mental model for finance (and food)
  2. Yes, markets are efficient – *and* yes, stock prices are predictable
  3. Behavioral biases don't affect stock prices

Behavioral economics

  1. Loss aversion is not what you think it is


  1. School and teen suicide

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