Kevin Cashman

Category: Research

Seeing the Housing Bubble Was Easy for Some People

This is a list of selected work about the housing bubble from 2002 (before it burst) to fall 2007 (as it was bursting) from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). Dean Baker’s…

If You’re Thinking about Automating Entire Occupations, Please Try to Understand Everything Those Jobs Entail

The Atlantic posted an interesting article on the effects of automation on people of color in driving occupations, specifically concerning bus drivers. My colleague Cherrie Bucknor and I wrote about the effects of…

Further Thoughts on How to Address the Ridiculous Cost of Diapers

I did some research on the costs of diapers back in the fall of 2015 using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey.1 I found that, of those who buy…

Limitations in Comparing Unemployment Rates Across Countries

A recent post from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) used unemployment rates from European countries to make a flawed argument against minimum wages. While it is clear from this data that minimum wages…