Kevin Hassett, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers offered a vigorous defense of President Trump’s economic policies during an appearance at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Hassett was interviewed by Jason Furman, professor of the practice of economic policy, during the annual Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture on International Political Economy.

Leverage, financial crises, and policies to raise economic growth: A conversation with Raghuram Rajan

The president promised to cut the US trade deficit. His tax law will widen it

Professor Jeffrey Frankel argues that just as happened after President Reagan's tax cuts in the 1980s, President Trump's cut is almost certain to widen the budget deficit and fuel growth in the U.S. current-account deficit.

Recent paper

From Richard Zeckhauser

America's National Parks encompass some of the country’s most iconic sights, from the Statue of Liberty to the Rocky Mountains to the giant sequoias of Yosemite. But how much are they really worth to us? If it came down to it, how much would we be willing to pay to preserve them in their current state? Senior Lecturer Linda Bilmes and a small army of Kennedy School students have made it their business to answer those questions.