I am committed to present a paper at the American Economic Association Annual Convention January 3, 2020: Popular Economic Narratives Advancing the Longest U.S. Expansion 2009-2019(link is external)
The paper is to describe changing economic narratives through time 2009-2019, by reading and doing digital text analysis. The method is outlined in my AEA presidential address 2017:
https://cowles.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/pub/d20/d2069.pdf(link is external).
Research will involve reading newspapers between 2009-2019, attempting to quantify their frequencies through time, and having biweekly meetings with me to discuss changing popular economic attitudes and theories that affect economic outcomes..
Requisite Skills and Qualifications:
General knowledge of economic theory, interest in recent history. Knowledge of a major foreign language could be an asset.