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Join the Cochrane Targeted Updates Workshop in Seoul on Monday the 24th of Meet the Cochrane Response Team at the 24th Cochrane Colloquium. I want to focus on one bad argument that Cochrane uses. Most of the so-called growth policies Cochrane and other conservatives propose. Below is the list of confirmed Colloquium meetings. Meetings are open to all delegates unless marked 'Closed' or 'Restricted' to a specific target audience.

The model no longer has "growth effects. Changes in research intensity no longer affect the long-run growth rate but, rather, affect the long-run level of income along the balanced-growth path through transitory effects on growth.

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Similarly, changes in the size of the population affect the level of income but not its long-run growth rate. Finally, the long-run growth rate On reflection, this distinction isn't really a big deal. The "level" effects get larger, and the period of temporary "growth" in transition dynamics to a new level gets longer.

This should remind you of the great unit root debate. So the difference between "permanent" and "transitory", like the difference between "growth" and "level" really is not stark. So where are we?

There is no magic difference between permanent growth effects and one-time level increases. All we have are distortions that change the level of GDP per capita.

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The big question remains: Which ones have large effects and which are tolerable small effects? Endogenous growth theory still suggests that distortions which interfere with idea production, including embodiment of new ideas in productivity-raising businesses, will have much larger effects than, say, higher sales taxes on tacos. Just why is the correlation between bad government and bad economies so strong?

My essay just suggested getting rid of all the distortions we could find. Needless politicization As I hope this extensive post shows, these questions are not political, and the subject of much deep current research. Noah chooses to make this political.

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I want to focus on one bad argument that Cochrane uses. Most of the so-called growth policies Cochrane and other conservatives propose don't really target growth at all, just short-term efficiency.

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By pretending that one-shot efficiency boosts will increase long-term sustainable growth, Cochrane effectively executes a bait-and-switch. Look at my profile. You don't find that word. Open borders, drug legalization, and so forth are not well described as "conservative. And to call permanent increases in efficiency "short-term" is itself a bit of a stretch. Even the New York Timesand many respectable "liberal" economists use the words "growth" to describe what has happened in China and to describe what "short-term" level effects could do for the US.

And she has a plan to get us there. Strong growth Provide tax relief for families. Hillary will cut taxes for hard-working families to increase their take-home pay Unleash small business growth.

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Boost public investment in infrastructure and scientific research. Hillary has called for a national infrastructure bank She will call for reform that closes corporate tax loopholes and drives investment here, in the U. And she would increase funding for scientific research at agencies like the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Lift up participation in the workforce—especially for women There is the word "growth," all over the place, but only the scientific research might count as raising growth in the Noah Smith classificiation.

Shoehorning interesting economics into partisan political "conservative" vs.

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This was the revision that Cochrane has now deemed unsatisfactory. I had assumed the revision would be unsatisfactory. So the review has not been withdrawn during this revision process. Luckily, I was wrong. The review is also substantially out of date and in need of updating.

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Cochrane recognises the importance of this review and is committed to providing a high quality review that reflects the best current evidence to inform decisions. The Editor in Chief is currently holding discussions with colleagues and the author team to determine a series of steps that will lead to a full update of this review. These discussions will be concluded as soon as possible.

This could be referring to the fact that raw PACE trial data were released two years ago, and there are now published reanalyses of the findings.

Given that a revision was deemed necessary in the first place, the current published version is obviously unsatisfactory as is. Will this published but unsatisfactory version be withdrawn? If not, why not?