Edward Conard published The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class in September 2016. The book debuted at #8 on the New York Times top ten non-fiction list and reached #1 on the New York Times business book list.
Upside was met with positive reviews, including former president of Harvard University and economist Larry Summers, a very tough critic on the other side of the aisle, who blurbed: I disagree but respect the argument, calling it “a very valuable contribution” that will “sharpen your thinking on critical economic issues.”
National Review said of Conard and Upside: Edward Conard’s new book is a rousing defense of conservative beliefs about how markets and incentives drive prosperity….[Conard] is the Conservative answer to Thomas Piketty that you’ve all been waiting for.”
Since the publication of his New York Times top-ten bestselling book, Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong (2012), Edward Conard has made over 250 television appearances in which he has debated leading economists including Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Alan Kruger, Austan Goolsbee, and Jared Bernstein; journalists including Jon Stewart, Fareed Zakaria, Chris Hayes, and Andrew Ross Sorkin; and politicians such as Barney Frank, Howard Dean, and Eliot Spitzer.
Ed Conard Discusses His Oxford University Chapter at Harvard’s Program on Constitutional Government
Ed Conard recently joined Harvard’s Harvey Mansfield to discuss his Oxford University Press chapter, “The Economics of Inequality in High-Wage… Read More
Read Former White House CEA Chairman Kevin Hassett’s Interview of Ed Conard in National Review
In National Review, Kevin Hassett, the former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, asks Ed Conard to defend conservative… Read More
My new National Review op-ed explains why CBO expects the tax cut to pay for itself
Is the tax cut expected to pay for itself? Yes — if we use the Congressional Budget Office’s forecast and… Read More
Read My New Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: “The Crippling Cost of 70% Tax Rates”
The Crippling Cost of 70% Tax Rates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal would smother investment and …Read More
My New Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: America’s Got Talent, but Not Nearly Enough
In today’s Wall Street Journal, I argue that high-skilled immigration is the only way America can meet the …Read More
A Proposal For Accelerating Middle Class Incomes
New York Times by Edward Conard September 19, 2016 When manufacturing jobs are outsourced, economists …Read More
What Obama Didn’t Learn From the 1990s
The Wall Street Journal By Edward Conard | August, 2012 With the prospects for a postrecession economic …Read More
The Long and the Short of Extending Bond MaturitiesThe Wall Street Journal By Edward Conard | June 26, 2012 Todd G. Buchholz says the U.S. government should …
DiCaprio and the Hypocrisy of Moral Licensing
Real Clear Politics by Edward Conard May 06, 2016 This week, Time Magazine released its list of the top 100 …Read More
Debating a Book’s-Worth of Economic Issues on “Conversations with Bill Kristol”
I cover a book’s-worth of economic issues in my 90 minute discussion with Bill Kristol on “Conversations with Bill Kristol.”
Debating Inequality, Innovation, and High-Skilled Immigration on “Conversations with Bill Kristol”
Bill Kristol and I debate income inequality, innovation, and why only high-skilled immigration can grow the American economy fast enough to pay for retiring baby boomers without damaging the economy with high taxes and slower growth.
Ed Conard defeats the IQ2 Motion: “Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility”
Despite a highly partisan crowd of voters, Ed defeated the IQ2 Motion: “Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility.”
Thirty percent of the voters moved to Ed’s side of the motion—one of the largest swings in the history of IQ2.
Ed Conard Defeats IQ2 Motion “Central Banks Can Print Prosperity” in a Landslide Victory
Squaring off against former IMF chief economist and MIT professor, Simon Johnson, Ed Conard persuaded 60% of the undecided audience members (to Johnson’s 15%) that the $3 trillion printed by the Federal Reserve has had little if any stimulatory effect on the post-crisis recovery. Last year, Ed also defeated the motion “Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility” in another landslide.
Ed Conard debates Nobel Prize winning economist Joe Stiglitz
Bloomberg TV – In the Loop with Betty Liu video
I Debate Austan Goolsbee on CNN: Does Trump Deserve Credit For Rising Stock Market?
Ed Conard debates Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, on whether President Trump has contributed to the rising stock market with Michael Smerconish on CNN’s “Smerconish.”
Greg Mankiw & Ed Conard Discuss the Upside of Inequality on C-SPAN’s Book TV
Harvard economist Greg Mankiw interviews Ed Conard about his new book, The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class for C-SPAN Book TV’s “After Words.”
Harvard Symposium on My Views: “What Advocates of Free Enterprise Can Learn from Populism.”
Watch my Harvard symposium presentation “What Advocates of Free Enterprise Can Learn from Populism.” The symposium was hosted by Professor Harvey Mansfield and Harvard’s Program on Constitutional Government. Harvard Economics Professor Greg Mankiw participated in the discussion.