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Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2014 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2014
January 2014

In the latest Milken Institute Review, business journalist Larry Fisher looks closely at technology that is literally sneaking up on us. "A host of companies are racing to market with unmanned aerial vehicles intended for non-military applications, from wildlife tracking to real estate marketing to last-mile package delivery," he writes. "The technology is flying ahead, far in advance of regulations governing safety and privacy."

Also in this issue: A look at the sky-high interest rates paid by the working poor for "payday" loans, used to tide them over to the next check, as symptoms of reversible market failure; an optimistic view of the EPA's plans to regulate emissions and their likely effectiveness;; an economic analysis of the Baltic states surprising recovery after the great recession; a survey of the minefield of corporate income tax reform; a look at the crucial role of social services in closing de-stabilizing income gaps between rural and urban settings in China; a view of the gravity of the global "water crisis,"; a rundown of all you need to know about the economics copyright law, and more. read more

Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2013 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2013
October 2013

In the latest Milken Institute Review, Ellen Seidman (Urban Institute), Phillip Swagel (Milken Institute), Sarah Rosen Wartell (Urban Institute) and Mark Zandi (Moody's Analytics) offer a sweeping plan for rebooting America's housing finance system. "Our proposal would keep a federal backstop in place, but limit taxpayer risk by putting investors' capital in a first-loss position. We would retain several roles for the feds, including insuring the system against catastrophe, standardizing mortgage securitization and only subsidizing homeownership in visible and easily understood ways."

Also in this issue: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's go-for-broke program to jolt the Japanese economy from its slumber, the road to obsolescence for TV programming, Burma's path to integration with the global community, a critical look at personalized medicine, an analysis of Mexico's political and economic future, an outline to the depths in which the Palestinian economy has fallen, and more. read more

Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2013 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2013
July 2013

In the latest Milken Institute Review, Alan Manning, economist from the London School of Economics takes on the conventional wisdom that President Obama's proposed $9 minimum wage will price unskilled workers out of the market. The latest research, he says, suggests that a government-mandated increase would actually create jobs. Yet, faced with a conflict between the evidence and 20th century economic models, many economists reject the evidence rather than the theory.Ě

Also in this issue: how to reverse unprecedented problems from the Federal Reserve accumulating more than $3 trillion in assorted securities; the global impact on the resurgence of natural gas; the seductiveness of financial transaction taxes for the EU; the emergence of reflexively protectionist interest groups in supply chain manufacturing; the transformation of small-market baseball franchises into pots of gold; China's new challenges in redirecting the economy; and more. read more

Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2013 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2013
April 2013

In the latest Milken Institute Review, Jonathan Morduch of NYU challenges the conventional wisdom of what microfinance can do for developing countries, saying the evidence suggests that better financial access does, indeed, give families improved ways to cope with poverty, but seldom offers the means to escape it.

Also in this issue: hard evidence showing that bankers are your friends; the method in the madness of K-Pop; a silver lining for the world in Israel's seeming endless struggle for survival; a comparison of the parallel disasters that beset the Icelandic and Irish economies when the global financial bubble burst, and their very different approaches; rationale against regulating giant Internet companies; a primer on resurrecting the economies of countries (like Afghanistan) that are collateral damage in modern wars; a review of Benn Steil's new book, The Battle of Bretton Woods; and more. read more

Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2013 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2013
January 2013

In the latest Milken Institute Review, Drew Shindell, a climate scientist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, urges policymakers to postpone the showdown on carbon emissions to focus on other potent sources of warming such as methane, soot particles and ozone whose containment would yield a quick, low-cost payoff. Also in this issue: what you need to know about crowdfunding, the future of North Korea under the newest Kim, the mess created by unfunded public pension liabilities that may exceed $4 trillion, stemming the illicit financial flows from developing countries ranging from drug money to tax dodges, the economic challenges facing post-revolutionary Egypt, and measuring "currency aggression" to understand the impact on jobs.
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Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2012 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2012
October 2012

In the latest Milken Institute Review, demographer Brad Edmondson describes a battle for the hearts and lungs of billions of women in the emerging markets as Big Tobacco tries to expand sales outside the West. Also in this issue: signs of a truce between drug makers and developing nations over intellectual property rights, the triumph of privatized ocean fisheries, making the case for oil, how small changes in the design of 401(k) plans make huge differences in retirement, the promise and pitfalls of virtual banking, an inside peek at the Milken Institute's Best Cities for Successful Aging index, and why the experience of big business is pertinent to administering the Affordable Care Act. read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2012 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2012
July 2012

James R. Barth, Apanard Prabha and Phillip Swagel of the Institute report on what's been done to prevent another financial meltdown -- and the prospects for their success. Menzie Chinn (University of Wisconsin) and Jeffry Frieden (Harvard) offer a crazy idea about how to deal with the global debt overhang -- crazy like a fox. Also in this issue: startling (and welcome) information on population change in predominantly Muslim countries, an exploration of long-term unemployment, analysis of the economics of antibiotics, a look at bringing snail mail into the 21st century, what needs to happen in housing, what could drive improvement in energy efficiency, and an excerpt from "Why Nations Fail."
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Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2012 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2012
April 2012

Milken Institute Economist Tong Li explains why China risks all in delaying fundamental reforms in financial markets, while Stanford's Karen Eggleston documents the nation's crash effort to build a health-care system worthy of a superpower. Also in this issue: cutting the fat from military pensions without undermining incentives to serve; surprising findings from the 2010 Census; the cost of tightly regulating who's allowed to practice law; and an excerpt from Robert Shiller's book "Finance and the Good Society."
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Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2012 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2012
January 2012

A book excerpt from "Guardians of Finance" (by the Milken Institute's James Barth and co-authors Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine) argues for a super-watchdog to better enforce banking regulation. Also in this issue: the ironies of Saudi Arabia's "bizarre-world economy"; the mysteries of online cash that circulates without oversight from any government; the decoupling of emerging market economies from the U.S. business cycle; a challenge to the notion that structural unemployment can't be alleviated with government stimulus; and the fallout from the stalemated World Trade Organization Doha Round negotiations. read more
Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2011 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2011
October 2011

Clark Johnson, author of an acclaimed book on the Great Depression, challenges those who believe that monetary policy has run out of gas. A book excerpt from Sylvia Nasar's "Grand Pursuit" recounts the birth of modern economics. Also in this issue: a plan for re-privatizing the mortgage market; the surprising curse of natural resource abundance; an argument for setting federal energy efficiency requirements; a look at how global warming will affect Africa; and analysis of the daunting cost - and necessity - of building out high-speed rail in the U.S. read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2011 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2011
July 2011

Michael Greenstone of MIT and Adam Looney of the Brookings Institution document the disastrous fortunes of men in the American labor force. This issue also features a series of articles exploring proposals to cut the deficit: practical ways to pare the defense budget by $60 billion; approaches to bringing health-care inflation to heel; and radical reforms for one of the most expensive and least-noticed entitlement programs, Social Security Disability Insurance. read more
Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2011 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2011
May 2011

Institute Chairman Michael Milken argues that the "American century" does not have to end if the U.S. undertakes bold policy reforms in energy, housing, entitlements, education, health and immigration. Also in this issue: the technological change that should be at the heart of climate policy; Mexico's startling downward spiral; a big-picture view of what it will take to revive the economies of Western Europe and the U.S.; and an intriguing look at medical tourism. read more
Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2011 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2011
January 2011

Josh Rauh of Northwestern University outlines the consequences of the state and local pension mess ‚Äď and examines the case for a federal bailout with strings attached. Also in this issue: reconsidering the unloved VAT; breaking the stalemate over immigration reform; and why many economists fear deflation more than inflation. read more
Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2010 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2010
October 2010

Agricultural economist Matin Qaim examines the potential of genetically engineered crops, while Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan of Wharton analyze the myopia that contributed to the BP oil spill and other catastrophes. Also in this issue: the future of North Korea; a call for eliminating government subsidies from the housing market; the case for allowing the market to allocate water in the Western U.S.; and a book excerpt from "Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us." read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2010 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2010
July 2010

Berkeley's Barry Eichengreen examines the euro zone in the wake of the Greek crisis, a perfect counterpart to a book excerpt from Raghuram Rajan's "Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy." Also in this issue: China′s global grab for oil and other raw materials; why the time for electric cars is now; the case for using advanced engineering techniques to offset global warming; the difficult process of deleveraging the world economy after the bubble; and the trend toward privatizing police functions. read more
Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2010 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2010
April 2010

This issue argues that the rising costs of health care, combined with wage stagnation, are eating away at the middle class, while another article imagines what kind of dramatic event would be needed to alter the politics of U.S. deficit reduction. Also inside: reforming the war on drugs; how to help poor countries cope with the consequences of climate change; a sobering view of Russia′s future under Putin; an endorsement of U.S. railroads as a critical part of the answer to the nation′s transportation system; and an excerpt from Eli Berman's "Radical, Religious and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism." read more
Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2010 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2010
January 2010

Institute Chairman Mike Milken wades into the debate over health-care reform, arguing that prevention and cures are at least as important as fixing a flawed insurance system. Also in this issue: a look at the alliances formed between smart phone makers and carriers; Iceland's spectacular flameout; an analysis of the Cash for Clunkers and Energy Star programs; a glimpse into Cuba's economic future; and a book excerpt from Stephen Roach's "The Next Asia." read more
Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2009 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2009
October 2009

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy looks at concierge medicine for the masses; the delicate balance of interests behind China′s on-again, off-again support for the dollar; whether smaller is better when it comes to global finance; six radical proposals for redesigning the global economy′s financial architecture; the dark side of Washington′s initiatives to make ethanol fuel from cellulose; the impact of the global recession on the transitioning economies of Eastern Europe; whether financial reform may bring regulation that stifles innovation and doesn′t lead to long-term financial recovery; the consequences of the Internet revolution and information overload in a time of financial crisis; and an an excerpt from "The Myth of the Rational Market." read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2009 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2009
July 2009

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy looks at economic regulation's effects on the Great Depression; the case for containing health-care spending by setting treatment priorities according to bang for the buck; what policymakers can do about tight oil markets; how education is behind rising income inequality; how corporations really can do better by doing good; the success of various North American metro areas in attracting high-tech industry; Americans' dramatic loss of mobility in the wake of the housing bust; and book excerpts from Richard Posner's "A Failure of Capitalism" and Peter Leeson's "The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates." read more
Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2009 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2009
April 2009

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy looks at Afghanistan's booming opium business; how the global economic crisis compares to the Great Depression; a reality check to new optimism about containing climate change; the deepening problems of financing biotechnology; China's use of "bad" banks as a means of recapitalizing the banking system; and a novel and promising technique - value-of-information analysis - for setting priorities in medical research. read more
Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2009 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2009
January 2009

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Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2008 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2008
October 2008

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy looks at focusing on energy security rather than energy independence; the myth that America is the land of opportunity; the case for abandoning the "official poverty rate"; a no-tears guide to the coming battle over climate change legislation; whether salary caps really level the playing field in professional sports; and the inclination of universities to ignore economics in justifying expansion plans. read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2008 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2008
July 2008

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy looks at Mexico's economy in historical context; the conventional wisdom surrounding Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf′s weakening grip on power; how a universal health-insurance mandate would (and wouldn't) work; the waste and conflicts of interest inherent in the current system of drug testing; health-care inflation in industries that rely on skilled labor; and a wide-ranging conversation with Nobel Prize-winning economists Gary Becker, Edmund Phelps, Myron Scholes and Michael Spence. read more
Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2008 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2008
April 2008

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy looks at the future burden of entitlements on working American's living standards, the growing prominance of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the mortgage industry, the rise of the Persian Gulf as a center of financial power and much more. read more
Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2008 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2008
January 2008

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy includes articles on the design failures of No Child Left Behind, Europe's move toward increased economic growth, an in-depth look at the carry trade phenomenon and much more. read more
Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2007 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2007
October 2007

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy includes articles on the posibility of nuclear power becoming part of the solution for global warming, the unintended consequences of the alternative minimum tax, success in traffic congestion pricing, the Louisiana shrimp industry's reaction to globalization and much more. read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2007 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2007
July 2007

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy includes articles on Venezuala's constantly shifting economic policy, the impact of an avian flu pandemic, popular music economic models, growing pains in China's financial system, and how immigration raises wages for almost everyone involved. read more
Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2007 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2007
February 2007

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy includes articles on carbon emissions cap and trade advances around the globe, rationing of health care in the U.S. and Canada, a corporate finance solution for failing African states and the surprising non-impact of teenage pregnancy. read more
Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2007 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2007
January 2007

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy includes articles on the false promises of ethanol, critical learnings from past guest-worker programs, the net-neutrality debate and hedge fund demographics. read more
Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2006 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2006
December 2006

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal of economic policy includes articles on the much-ballyhooed 1998 tobacco settlement, Canada's creaky health-care system, Dubai's dash for primetime and Vietnam's recovery from American bombing of Vietnam. read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2006 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2006
September 2006

This issue of the Milken Institute's quarterly journal includes articles on the economic consequences of Latin America's turn to the left; how well or, more to the point, how poorly Americans prepare for retirement; the costs of the war in Iraq; and Africa's improving agricultural outlook. read more
Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2006 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2006
June 2006

This issue of our quarterly journal of economic policy offers articles on America's ballooning trade deficits, federal flood insurance in the wake of Katrina, the future of the WTO, cotton subsidies, the outsourcing of professional skills, the cost of FDA delays and the roots of creativity. read more
Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2006 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2006
March 2006

This issue of our quarterly journal of economic policy offers articles on what's happened to the party of small government (GOP), the Iranian economy, tax reform and the price of medical breakthroughs. read more
Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2005 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2005
December 2005

This issue of our quarterly journal of economic policy offers articles on the aging of Baby Boomers, and why this may not be so bad for the U.S. economy; the case for (and against) raising gasoline taxes; what's needed to reduce real estate commissions; and the secret world of global money laundering. read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2005 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2005
September 2005

Articles in this issue of our quarterly journal look at the obstacles facing China's record-breaking economic growth, Medicare's future, nuclear power's comeback, the IMF's prescription for financial crises and the economics of Palestinian independence. read more
Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2005 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2005
June 2005

Articles in this issue of our quarterly journal look at the pros and cons of creating private accounts as part of the fix for Social Security, the impact of an aging population on Europe's fortunes, and a silver lining in America's massive foreign deficits. read more
Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2005 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2005
March 2005

Articles in this issue of our quarterly journal explore ways to reduce crime, fix the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, protect America's intellectual property, and shore up private pension plans. And oh, yes, we also look at the president's difficult task of reforming the federal tax code. read more
Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2004 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2004
December 2004

This issue of our quarterly journal examines efforts to rebuild Iraq's economy, and offers another view of outsourcing, the need for a "pro-children" agenda in Washington, preferential trade agreements and aid to Africa. read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2004 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2004
September 2004

This issue of our quarterly journal examines regulatory loopholes in the mutual fund industry, the future of Silicon Valley as a global technological leader, the value of investing in workers, and Internet telephone service. read more
Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2004 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2004
June 2004

This issue of our quarterly journal examines Uncle Sam's $51 trillion in unfunded liabilities, the sustainability of U.S. trade deficits, links between religion and economic development, and the prospects for financial market reform in China. read more
Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2004 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2004
March 2004

This special edition of our quarterly journal is dedicated to issues of the Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions (CAMS), a new initiative of the Institute. Inside you'll find articles from a range of experts on such issues as drug imports from Canada, how to stem deadly diseases in poor countries, and the value of new drugs. read more
Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2003 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2003
December 2003

This issue of our quarterly journal examines the benefits of new drugs, the controversy over computer software patents, the state of the Euro on its fifth anniversary, financial innovations and the business of sports television. read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2003 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2003
September 2003

This issue of our quarterly journal examines the unintended consequences of the Fed's inflation-fighting policies, state budget deficits, America's health-care economy, banking reform in China and why economists can't agree on tax policy. read more
Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2003 Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2003
June 2003

This issue examines whether the Fed should intervene during stock market bubbles, the potential impact of AIDS on China's economy, income distribution in rapidly in aging societies, and much more. read more
Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2003 Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2003
March 2003

The latest issue of our quarterly journal looks at whether or not it's possible to bridge the gap between the world's rich and poor, and offers the latest views on employee stock options, emerging domestic markets, the broadband logjam and growing activism on the part of institutional investors. read more
Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2002 Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2002
December 2002

The latest issue of our quarterly journal looks at what can be done to fight terrorism besides military action; the eco-system-like complexity of interaction in "network" industries; welfare reform's sixth anniversary; Michael Milken on matching corporate capital structure to business risk; and much more. read more
Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2002 Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2002
September 2002

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