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Where economics meets criminal justice

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Economist Andrew Jordan uses data analytics to uncover potential bias in the criminal justice system by studying the decisions made by courts, police, and prosecutors.

Job Switchers Are Earning a Lot More Than Those Who Stay

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Yongs Shin was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on July 25, 2022.

2022 and 2021 Charles Leven Memorial Prize Winners

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This year’s Charles Leven Memorial Prize for the best second year paper has been awarded to...

Video of April 13 David K. Levine event

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If you were unable to join the event at the Weidenbaum Center, you can watch the event recording at the link provided below: Tale of Two Subsidies: Why the Afghan army did not fight and the Ukrainian army did.

It has gotten harder to give colleges special treatment

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Ian Fillmore quoted in the New York Times on January 14, 2022.

Migration and fertility decisions are highly integrated, and policies ignoring that relationship can threaten economic growth

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Ping Wang discusses his recent work with a team of co-authors in which they examine the trade-offs of rural-to-urban migration and fertility preferences, and how both of those affect greater macroeconomic development.

The plant-level view of an industrial policy: The Korean heavy industry drive of 1973

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Industrial policy has divided economists for decades. This column evaluates Korean government's policy of promoting heavy and chemical industries in the 1970s, using plant-level output and productivity data. It shows that output and input use of targeted industries/regions grew significantly faster than those of non-targeted ones. However, total factor productivity did not increase because the misallocation of resources across plants within targeted industries/regions got significantly worse.

Technological Change and Obsolete Skills: Evidence from Men’s Professional Tennis

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WashU Expert: Breaking down the American Rescue Plan

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The American Rescue Plan is a remarkable effort to jump-start the U.S. economy and will lead to very fast growth of the U.S. economy over the next year, according to Steven Fazzari, director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy.

St. Louis professors say vaccines could lead to an economic rebound by fall

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Steven Fazzari featured in a KSDK article on February 18, 2021.

The economy is getting even worse for Americans with high school degrees or less education

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Yongseok Shin quoted in a Washington Post article on January 27, 2021.

Women in Economics: Zena Pare and Ella Needler

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“I really saw how economics can be useful in your everyday life and how much those basic principles kind of run the world in some ways,” says Zena Pare, a junior at Western Kentucky University. She joins fellow St. Louis Fed intern Ella Needler, a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, as they discuss studying and working in economics with Maria Hasenstab, media relations coordinator at the St. Louis Fed.