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Fragility of Safe Asset Markets

Thomas M. Eisenbach, Gregory Phelan
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Staff Reports, no. 1026, July 2022

The shrinking stock market

Michael B. McDonald IV Ph D
Journal of Financial Markets, Volume 58, March 2022

Unregulated and regulated free banking: Evidence from the case of Switzerland (1826–1907)

Nils Herger
Explorations in Economic History, Volume 83, January 2022

A Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Lockdowns on COVID-19 Mortality

"While this meta-analysis concludes that lockdowns have had little to no public health effects, they have imposed enormous economic and social costs where they have been adopted. In consequence, lockdown policies are ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy instrument."

Jonas Herby, Lars Jonung, Steve H. Hanke
Studies in Applied Economics, No. 200, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, January 2022.

The Big Problem of Small Change

The Big Problem of Small Change offers the first credible and analytically sound explanation of how a problem that dogged monetary authorities for hundreds of years was finally solved.

Thomas J. Sargent, François R. Velde
Princeton University Press, November 2003

Turning the Word Upside Down: How Cantillon Redefined the Entrepreneur

Mark Thornton*
The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Volume 23, No. 3-4, 265-280, Fall/Winter 2020

Narrative Fragmentation and the Business Cycle

Christoph Bertsch, Isaiah Hull, Xin Zhang
Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series, No. 401, January 2021

Optimal Bailouts in Banking and Sovereign Crises

"Even though bailouts mitigate the adverse effects of banking crises, we find that the economy is ex ante better off without bailouts: the ‘diabolic loop’ they create is too costly."

Sewon Hur, César Sosa-Padilla and Zeynep Yom
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Globalization Institute Working Paper 406, January 2021

Star Wars at Central Banks

"How credible is central bank research? The answer matters for the policymakers who use the research and for the taxpayers who fund it."

Adam Gorajek, Joel Bank, Andrew Staib, Benjamin Malin & Hamish Fitchett
Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Discussion Paper, February 2021

The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis

A comprehensive analysis of European craft guilds through eight centuries of economic history

Sheilagh Ogilvie
Princeton University Press, February 12, 2019
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