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Robert Krol
Professor of Economics

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College of Business and Economics

Commentary

For Higher Wages, Cut Corporate Tax Rate, Los Angeles Daily News, January 2014

How to Make Lethargic L.A. Grow
, Los Angeles Times, January 2014 (with S. Svorny) (also posted on Real Clear Markets)

California Wins with Immigration Reform
, Los Angeles Daily News, November

California Needs to Save Money, Not Spend More on Education, Los Angeles Daily News and Daily Breeze, January 17, 2013

What to do (and not to do) about the Fiscal Cliff, Los Angeles Daily News and Daily Breeze, November 20, 2012

Fixing Los Angeles, Los Angeles Daily News, January 16, 2011 (with S. Svorny)

Prop. 1A is faulty reform for California, Los Angeles Daily News, May 20, 2009

Cutting Politics out of the Budget Cuts in California, Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2009

When will the economy recover? Los Angeles Daily News, April 5, 2009

Salaries Will Rise Following Recession, Los Angeles Daily News, Dec. 30, 2008

World Trade Benefits America, Los Angeles Daily News, July 22, 2008

Obama’s Tax Plan Would Hurt the Middle Class, Orange County Register, April 2008

California Focus: How to Fix the State Budget, Orange County Register and

California Needs a Spending Limit, San Diego Union-Tribune, January 2008

How to Help Those Harmed by Trade, TCSDaily (www.techcentralstation.com), May 23, 2007

New Grocer Law Spells Trouble for City Business, Los Angeles Daily News, December 2005 (with S. Svorny) 

Prop. 76 is far from perfect, but needed, Los Angeles Daily News, November 2005

Proposition 75: Paycheck Protection or Partisan Ploy? Los Angeles Times, October 2005 (with S. Svorny) 

The Independence Chimera, Tech Central Station, April 2005

Unions Shouldn't be Favored by State Environmental Law, Los Angeles Daily News, March 2005 (with S. Svorny) 

Feds Are Feeding an Urban Money Pit, Los Angeles Times, March 2005 (with S. Svorny) 

More Dense Thinking from Politicians: Cramming Mixed-use Projects Near Mass Transit Won't Ease Congestion, Los Angeles Daily News, August 2004 (with S. Svorny) 

Private Banks Hold Lien on a Better Life, Los Angeles Times, March 2004 (with S. Svorny) 

Reducing Taxes for Good, President’s Plan Will Help all of Us, Los Angeles Daily News, March 2004

Economy’s Home Run, Families Net Worth Higher and Continues to Climb, Los Angeles Daily News, January 2004

State Needs Independent Budget Commission, Los Angeles Daily News, November 2003

Alternate Budget Plan an Offer State Can’t Refuse? Los Angeles Daily News, June 2003

Free-Trade Plan may give Peace a Chance, Los Angeles Daily News, May 2003

Davis Taxes will make a Bad Situation Worse, Los Angeles Daily News, January 2003 (with S. Svorny)

Spending Limit would Benefit State Economy, Budget Health, Los Angeles Daily News, January 2003 (with S. Svorny)

Globalization: A Primer, Tech Central Station, October 2002

What Independence? U.S. Future Will Always be Linked with World Oil Market, Los Angeles Daily News, May 2002

Bush Should Demand Reforms in IMF, Los Angeles Daily News, January 2002

Unwitting Sponsors of Terrorist Training Camps, Financial Times letter, November 2001

Foreign Aid Often Funds Terrorists, Los Angeles Daily News, October 2001

The IMF Deters Free Capital Flow, USA Today Magazine, November 2001

Who’s Afraid of Retirement Reform? Los Angeles Daily News, August 2001

Bush Should Shun Steel Protection, Los Angeles Daily News, June 2001

A New IMF - Reform the IMF to avoid another Turkish Bath, National Review Online, April 2001

Bush Tax Cut Would Make Us All Richer, Los Angeles Daily News, February 2001

Trashing Global Trade no Help for World’s Poor, Los Angeles Daily News, October 2000

Tighter Reins on IMF Lending? Washington Times, March 2000

Fear of U.S. Trade Deficit Groundless, Los Angeles Daily News, March 2000

Democrats to Benefit from CSU Union Dues; University System, Students will Suffer, Los Angeles Daily News, August 1999 (with S. Svorny)

When Freeways Take Their Toll, Los Angeles Times, March 1999

Reject Rhetoric from Anti-Trade Advocates Los Angeles Daily News, June 1998

It’s Time to Limit City Borrowing Los Angeles Times, May 1998

More to the Point: Capital Day Los Angeles Times, September 1997

Inflation-Growth Balancing Act is no Mystery Los Angeles Daily News, August 1997

Reining in City, Los Angeles Daily News, April 1997 (with S. Svorny)

Taking the Toll Road to Transportation Reality, Los Angeles Daily News, March 1997

Facts Show that Corporations Not Abandoning U.S., Los Angeles Daily News, December 1996

Price Pfister Woes Illustrate Hidden Cost of Pro-Environment Legislation, Los Angeles Daily News, December 1996 (with S. Svorny)

Do the Dole Budget Numbers Add Up? Valley Business Journal, October 1996

"Bailout Bickering,” Foreign Affairs letter, September/October 1996

For Valley's Future, the Best Reform is Secession, Los Angeles Daily News, July 1996 (with S. Svorny)

Study Shows '93 Tax Increase Stifled Business Starts; Cost Jobs, Valley Business Journal, June 1996

Insurance Plan has Major Faults, Los Angeles Times, April 1996 (with S. Svorny)

Tax Credits? Why Not Just Lower Taxes? Los Angeles Daily News, April 1996

Stimulating Economic Growth Need Not Be Inflationary, Valley Business Journal, March 1996

Metro Rail: A Project Whose Time has Past, Valley Business Journal, November 1995 (with S. Svorny)

Empowerment Zones Sidetrack Growth, Los Angeles Daily News and (Growth Zones' Dubious Merit, The Cleveland Plain Dealer), December 1994 (with S. Svorny)

Freeway User Fees Would Pave Road for Transit Overhaul, Los Angeles Times, August 1993

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