Economic Research Wants to Be Free

The marginal cost of accessing an academic journal article is pretty much zero. The research has been written, the type has been set, and the salaries have already been paid. So the socially optimal price is: free.

Macro Insights from the Brookings Panel

Today, I’m off at the spring meeting of the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity.  And for any serious student of the economy, it’s a great line-up of papers.  (Full disclosure: David Romer and I are the editors.  We commissioned the papers, so of course we love ‘em.) Rather than write about the papers, I figured […]