World Famous Economist Greg Mankiw is Attracted to Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income Plan

Matt posts a video of world-renowned economist Greg Mankiw advocating for 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s universal basic income proposal over other proposals such as the wealth tax offered up by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. He also explains why Yang’s UBI proposal would not be regressive.

American macroeconomist who is currently the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Mankiw is best known in academia for his work on New Keynesian economics.

Mankiw has written widely on economics and economic policy. As of April 2016, the RePEc overall ranking based on academic publications, citations, and related metrics put him as the 23rd most influential economist in the world, out of nearly 50,000 registered authors. He was the 11th most cited economist and the 9th most productive research economist as measured by the h-index. He wrote the textbook on economics taught in colleges today: Principles of Economics.

He is the writer of this article comparing Yang and Warren’s tax plans: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/27/bu…

Mankiw is the author of several best-selling textbooks, writes a popular blog, and since 2007 has written a column, approximately monthly, for the Sunday business section of The New York Times. A 2011 survey of economics professors named Mankiw their second favorite living economist under the age of 60, just after Paul Krugman and just before Daron Acemoglu.

Mankiw is a conservative and has been an economic adviser to several Republican politicians. From 2003 to 2005, Mankiw was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. In 2006, he became an economic adviser to Mitt Romney, and worked with Romney during his presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012. Mankiw opposed Donald Trump in 2016.

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