Krautmann's Korner

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Krautmann's Korner supplies departmental news, announcements, and the occasional quips and quotes from the chair of the economics department.

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A Q&A with New Health Economist

A Q&A with New Health Economist

Anthony C. Krautmann  /  09/16/2019  /  Posted in: Faculty, Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

One of the world's leading experts on health economics, Anthony LoSasso is a Double Demon who graduated from DePaul with bachelor's... read more

Trade wars are good, and easy to win

Trade wars are good, and easy to win

Professor Anthony Krautmann  /  05/02/2019  /  Posted in: Research and Centers  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune highlights the inefficiencies associated with government policies intended to protect domestic... read more

Why They Call it “Transfer Payments”

Why They Call it “Transfer Payments”

Professor Anthony Krautmann  /  04/01/2019  /  Posted in: Research and Centers  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

A recent article by John Merline in USA Today highlights a particularly odd activity of government: it is primarily a check-writer. While efficiency... read more

Export Base Multiplier and GM’s Cutting 14,000 Jobs

Export Base Multiplier and GM’s Cutting 14,000 Jobs

Professor Anthony Krautmann  /  12/04/2018  /  Posted in: Research and Centers  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

General Motors (GM) recently announced a shutdown of five plants in North America, laying off about 14,000 workers (including 8,000 white-collar... read more

Sorry, Not Sorry: Chicago Dodges Another Bullet with Amazon HQ2

Sorry, Not Sorry: Chicago Dodges Another Bullet with Amazon HQ2

Professor Anthony Krautmann  /  11/16/2018  /  Posted in: Research and Centers  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Amazon recently announced the “winning” cities in the HQ2 lottery.  Amazon decided to locate two headquarters — one in New York City and... read more

The Republican Tax Bill: Part I

The Republican Tax Bill: Part I

Professor Anthony Krautmann  /  01/12/2018  /  Posted in: Research and Centers  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

What are the potential effects on the macro-economy of this new tax policy? According to Politifact: The potential impact on... read more