Author Archives: Menzie Chinn

Kansas: “This other Eden, demi(Austrian)-paradise”

On reading my recent post on Kansas economic performance in the reign of Brownback, which included this graph:

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Figure 1: Private nonfarm payroll employment in Kansas (red), in US (blue), in logs normalized to 2011M01=0. Dashed line at 2011M01, Brownback term begins. Source: BLS, author’s calculations.

A&M Professor/Extension Economist Levi Russell writes “Your analysis is highly flawed”.

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