Economic Theory


  • Barry Knapp on the 'One Percent'     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    Barry Knapp, Barclays U.S. Equity Portfolio strategy head, discusses wealth distribution and the Wall Street Journal op-ed "The Truth About the One Percent."

  • Storms slam insurers & economy: Pro     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    The Weather Channel's Paul Walsh and CNBC's Steve Liesman look at implications winter weather has on the economy.

  • Remembering Milton Friedman     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Robert Enlow, Friedman Foundation president & CEO, discusses the famed economist's influence on monetary policy and legacy of free-market economics.

  • Carlos Slim's Philosophy on Wealth     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Carlos Slim, one of the world¿s richest men, sheds light on his philosophy on wealth by reading poetry in Spanish from Kahlil Gibran¿s ¿The Prophet.¿

  • The Art of Limited Government: Expert     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute president, discusses how to keep America great through free enterprise and social entrepreneurship.

  • Nonpartisan Tax Report Withdrawn After GOP Protest Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 8:53 AM ET

    The Congressional Research Service has withdrawn an economic report that found no correlation between top tax rates and economic growth, a central tenet of conservative economic theory, after Senate Republicans raised concerns about the paper’s findings and wording.  The New York Times reports.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Sharp Reversal Ahead?     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Where the markets could be headed next, with Ron Genter, RNC Genter Capital Management; CNBC's Rick Santelli; and CNBC Contributors Ron Insana and Abigail Doolittle.

  • Are We Disillusioned with Equities?     Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 3:00 AM ET

    Ewen Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist for the BlackRock Investment Institute, told CNBC, I think volume probably lags market movement; volume is going to lag because people want to see if this is for real rather than another one of these rollercoasters.

  • Are ‘Flash PMIs’ a Useful Economic Indicator?  Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    Markit has just begun to put out what it calls a “flash” estimate of U.S. manufacturing activity — that is, an early glimpse of the Institute for Supply Management’s closely watched monthly gauge. The ISM’s gauge is not a measure of actual production but rather a sentiment gauge of purchasing managers in the sector (hence “PMI,” which is shorthand for “Purchasing Managers Index”).

  • Tomorrow in 30: From Economics to the Vix     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 4:58 PM ET

    From international economic data to volatility, CNBC has you covered tomorrow. Stephen Freedman, UBS; Chris Tevere, FOREX.com; and Steven Rosen, Societe Generale, discuss what to watch tomorrow.

  • The 1% Growth Initiative     Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has a recap of a European conference. Tyler Vernon, Biltmore Capital, weighs in.

  • The 10 Most Overpaid NBA Players Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Sports fans hold strong opinions about which pro basketball players deserve their massive salaries, and which ones don’t. One fan, however, has gone further than the average barstool commentator --- Southern Utah University economics professor David Berri. Berri is co-author of the 2006 book “The Wages of Wins,” which determines which players are overpaid with a statistical method called "Wins Produced" that he and his co-authors developed.According to Berri, NBA players are paid for high scorin

    Sports fans hold strong opinions about basketball salaries, but economics professor David Berri developed a statistical method to see which players are the most overpaid.

  • Bracing for Big Economic Week     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Greg Ip, The Economist, discusses the key economic reports investors and traders will be watching this week.

  • Ron Paul vs. the Fed     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX) and Dino Kos, Hamiltonian Associates, debate current Federal Reserve policy and whether it's time to call for an end to the institution.

  • For Two Economists, the Buffett Rule Is Just a Start Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Thomas Piketty (L), Emmanuel Saez (R)

    High earners worried that this year’s Tax Day will be the last before their rates rise have more than the White House and Washington to blame. They can also look to two academically revered French economists whose work is the subtext for the battle over tax fairness.

  • Taleb on Next 'Black Swan' Event     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    "The only candidate I trust is Ron Paul," says Nassim Taleb, "The Black Swan" author. He also shares what he fears will be the next "black swan" event for the U.S. economy.

  • Austan Goolsbee on Market Optimism     Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    Austan Goolsbee, former head of the Council of Economic Advisers, says some people have gotten "a little ahead of themselves" when digesting the recent slew of positive economic data.

  • Economic Theory News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Economic Theory Partner Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Economic Theory Slide Show Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET