What caught my eye: The middle class time squeeze, digital currencies, minimum wages, and much more…

“No time to spare: Exploring the middle class time squeeze” by Tiffany N. Ford, Jennifer M. Silva, Morgan Welch, and Isabel V. Sawhill from Brookings:

Research Meeting of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Highly recommended:

The Stanford seminar in the history of economic thought. Very interesting list of speakers:

https://economics.stanford.edu/events/history-economic-thought

“Public and Private Money Can Coexist in the Digital Age” (by Tobias Adrian and Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli from the International Monetary Fund):

The Prescription: Fiscal Policy for the COVID-19 Economy with Glenn Hubbard:

https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/event/prescription-fiscal-policy-covid-19-economy-glenn-hubbard

Fabio Panetta: “Evolution or revolution? The impact of a digital euro on the financial system”:

https://www.bis.org/review/r210211d.htm

Burkhard Balz: “Central bank digital currencies – the future of money?”:

https://www.bis.org/review/r210211e.htm

“Ricardo Reis on Central Bank Swap Lines, Fiscal Sustainability, and Outlooks for Inflation”:

https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/podcasts/02152021/ricardo-reis-central-bank-swap-lines-fiscal-sustainability-and-outlooks

“IZA DP No. 14124: Wages, Minimum Wages, and Price Pass-through: The Case of McDonald’s Restaurants” by Orley Ashenfelter, Štepán Jurajda:

https://www.iza.org/publications/dp/14124/wages-minimum-wages-and-price-pass-through-the-case-of-mcdonalds-restaurants

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