Merle Hazard, who calls himself the “first and only country singer to write about mortgage-backed securities, derivatives, and physics,” provides the soundtrack to our segment Wednesday night about whether the Fed’s interest rate policies will drive us toward inflation…

Paul Solman: A few months ago, Harvard economist Richard Freeman took us on a recession walking tour of the Boston area. Among the many hats Freeman wears is working at the National Bureau of Economic Research, which declares…

Jan 15

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Paul Solman: To follow up our conversation with Paul Krugman yesterday on how to tackle financial reform, we go ‘up close and personal’ with the Nobel-winning economist today, kicking off with this question I pose to him: Don’t…

Jan 14

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Paul Solman: At January's annual economics meeting in Atlanta, we sat down one-on-one with a variety of intriguing economists, none of whom I've known longer than Paul Krugman. I first interviewed him in the early 1980s, back when…

Editor’s note: Last night on the NewsHour, we had a look at the legacy of economist John Maynard Keynes, using as our vehicle an amusing rap song about the legendary economist and thinker. We’d hoped to have the full-fledged…

Lord Robert Skidelsky has written a celebrated biography of economist John Maynard Keynes, which he recently discussed with economics correspondent Paul Solman in an interview. Listen to Skidelsky read a portion of an excerpt of the biography below.

Editor’s note: Tonight’s NewsHour features Paul’s Making Sen$e report on how older workers are struggling to find work in this tough job market, a segment we’ve previewed here on Making Sen$e. In a Web-exclusive video, Paul explores the debate over…

Editor’s note: Tonight on the NewsHour, Paul explores the changing nature of work in a tough economy: Companies may be shedding jobs left and right, but they are increasingly looking for short-term employees to provide work they still need to…

Oct 12

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Paul Solman: The NewsHour and then the Business Desk were, so far as we know, the first national stages for the self-professed “world’s first and only stand-up economist,” Yoram Bauman. We have henceforth taken what might be…

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