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Shaefer and Edin's book ($2 a Day) cited in piece on political debate over plight of impoverished Americans

Eisenberg tracks factors affecting both mental health and athletic/academic performance among college athletes

Shapiro says Americans' low spending reflects "cruel lesson" about the dangers of debt

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Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

PSC spring 2016 newsletter: Kristin Seefeldt, Brady West, newly funded projects, ISR Runs for Bob, and more

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Kimball's argument against paper currency cited in NYT column on ECB's negative interest rates

a PSC In The News reference, 2014

"Europe Gets Negative Interest Rates. What Does That Even Mean?" - New York Times. 06/04/2014.

On June 5, 2014 the European Central Bank adopted a negative interest rate policy for the 18 euro currency nations, a measure designed to stimulate the economy. However, because this policy may ultimately affect commercial bank customers in the form of zero interest paid on deposits and fees charged for accounts, the ECB is also concerned about large-scale withdrawals from the banking system. What to do? This column points to Miles Kimball's position that if paper money could be all but eliminated in favor of electronic money, "the so-called zero lower bound on interest rates would no longer exist, and central banks could easily set negative interest rates in a depressed economy to encourage more spending and investment."

Kimball's QUARTZ column on e-money

Researcher:

Miles Kimball

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