AEIOpeners: Aspen Gorry's reading list

Macroeconomist Aspen Gorry studies employment and tax policy. His research focuses on jobs, specifically on how labor market policies impact employment outcomes for young workers. He has written about the impact of minimum wages on youth unemployment, optimal taxation over a worker's life cycle and the importance of early career experience for workers' labor market outcomes. Before joining AEI, he taught economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

"Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy," Raghuram Rajan, 2011

An informative account of many of the underlying causes of the recent recession with an emphasis on what dangers still remain.

"First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity," John B. Taylor, 2012

Taylor clearly articulates a case for rules-based policy reforms based on the principle of economic freedom.  The book focuses on recent policy changes in the United States.

"The Natural Survival of Work: Job Creation and Job Destruction in a Growing Economy," by Pierre Cahuc, André Zylberberg and William McCuaig, 2009

This book presents a readable summary of policy lessons from recent economic research on labor markets.  It emphasizes the role of "creative destruction" and churning in the labor market in generating growth and explores policy examples from both the United States and Europe.

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