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We raise some basic conceptual questions regarding global development goals: Why have them at all? What function, if any, might they serve, and under what conditions could they do so successfully?

The shale industry’s poor market position is due to both external market forces and questionable business practices.

This paper contributes to the theory of the time-varying multiplier.

Path dependency is defined, and three different specific concepts of path dependency – cumulative causation, lock in, and hysteresis – are analyzed.

This paper tests the conventional story that since the birth of the discipline of sociology, the economic orientation of the discipline has peaked twice: 1890-1920 and sometime after 1985.

The essential insight advanced in this paper is that the claim that inflation can impair growth makes most sense in the context of a monetary production economy.

About SCEPA

SCEPA works to focus the public economics debate on the role government can and should play in the real productive economy - that of business, management, and labor - to raise living standards, create economic security, and attain full employment.