William Nordhaus

Why the Decision to Tackle Climate Change Isn’t as Simple as Al Gore Says
June 22, 2010

This post is from our new In-House Critics blog. Click here to read more about it. For years, much of the political right has claimed that global warming is a scientific hoax perpetrated by statists in order to justify further government control over the economy. I have repeatedly pointed out that this is more or less nonsense, usually to audiences that are far less amenable to this message than the readership of The New Republic, with predictable results.

The Year's Biggest Ideas in Economics
December 30, 2009

Continuing a tradition of mine, here is a shamelessly subjective list of the most noteworthy research which came out in the last year: Putting a new spin on the idea of sticky wages, Lena Edlund, Joseph Engelberg, and Christopher A.