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North Dakota & International Trade

Try as we might, JT and I did not get to a discussion of North Dakota and international trade these last few weeks. It will likely surprise nobody that an economist is generally in favor of free trade. However, it would be silly not to recognize circumstances and situations when there will be downsides and domestic losers from international trade. Read More


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FocusEconomics Blog: 23 economic experts weigh in: Why is productivity growth so low?

I am one of the experts for Focus Economics talked with about this issue. You can find my comment, and those of the other experts, after the article post.


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North Dakota News Roundup – April 24, 2017

I am going to be adding this in from time to time. Essentially I mean for it to be a look at North Dakota news from non-North Dakota media sources. Sometimes this is not truly outside your area, for example AP newswires will pick up local stories and take them elsewhere. However, if they are picked up by a non-North Read More