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November 15th, 2015 · No Comments
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November 10th, 2015 · No Comments
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An Economist Reads A Supreme Court Transcript, Energy Markets Edition…

November 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments
Econ 101 · Policy

You know you’re a nerd if you get approached with questions regarding a “dry and technical” Supreme Court case and you’re all “Eeeeee, they’re talking about me!” Or at least what you study. Anyway, this actually happened recently: JUSTICE KENNEDY: If there were a student in Economics I, it seems to me that he would […]

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Fun With The Economics Of Copyright, Kanye West Edition…

April 21st, 2015 · 3 Comments
Music Biz · Policy

Hey, remember this? I post this not because I am dreaming of quitting my job (or, more accurately, one of my million or so jobs), but because guess who got a subscription to Nielsen SoundScan? That’s right- this nerd. Basically, what this means is that I can look up physical and digital sales by week […]

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On Room For Creativity In Monetary Policy?

March 16th, 2015 · 2 Comments
Macroeconomics · Policy

I can’t decide whether this is more or less ridiculous than negative interest rates for dealing with a liquidity trap… (One nitpick: Technically, savings is what funds investment, so it doesn’t generally make sense to think that they move in opposite directions as suggested above. That said, if you define “saving” as putting money in […]

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

January 27th, 2015 · 4 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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