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The Gender Wage Gap Is Still Hard, Now With More Boston Globe…

January 27th, 2015 · No Comments
Gender · Policy

You all seemed to like the conversation about the gender wage gap after Obama’s State of the Union address, so I put together something a bit more formal for the Boston Globe. (sidenote: I am strangely fascinated by the graphic used for that article- it’s very Beatles-esque trippy, as in “picture yourself in a bot [...]

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Follow Up: Stephen Colbert On Tax Inversions…

August 28th, 2014 · 9 Comments
Follow Ups · Policy

Since we talked about Burger King and tax inversion yesterday, I figured it was only fair to point out that Stephen Colbert was ahead of the trend, since he did a couple of tax inversion segments (though he calls them “corporate inversion” segments) on his show on July 30: The Colbert ReportGet More: Daily Show [...]

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Phrase Of The Moment: Tax Inversion…

August 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments
Policy

I was reminded earlier today by Ronan “I’ll be damned if Frank Sinatra isn’t your father” Farrow that the world is a little obsessed with Burger King’s potential acquisition of Tim Hortons. (In case you aren’t familiar, Tim Hortons is sort of like a Canadian Dunkin Donuts, assuming of course that all of the U.S. [...]

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Be Careful What You Wish For, Economist Party Edition…

June 12th, 2014 · 6 Comments
Policy · Uncategorizable

Okay, so my last post mentioned my desire for an Economist political party, but I don’t think that this is what I had in mind: (See here if you are feeling procrastinatory and want to watch the second part of the segment.) First off, I can’t help but focus on the fact that Rate My [...]

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Why Macroeconomics Is Hard, In Cartoon Form…

June 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Fun With Data · Macroeconomics · Policy

This is from a book on climate change, but the principle definitely holds more widely…(click for larger) (thanks to EconLog for the images!) This concept- that researchers don’t have the luxury of always running randomized controlled experiments (i.e. randomized controlled trials, or RCTs) to determine what affects what- is what leads a growing number of [...]

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On Yellen’s First FOMC Presser And Efficient Markets…

March 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Macroeconomics · Policy

In case you aren’t already convinced that Janet Yellen is the most powerful woman in the world (or, I suppose, that financial markets are at least approximately informationally efficent), take a look at this: Okay, so maybe that requires a bit of explanation…today, the Federal Reserve released the statement coming out of its March meeting, [...]

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Tags: Macroeconomics · Policy