Economists Do It With Models

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Adventures In Interviews I Can’t Read, Colombia Edition…

December 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Press

So the last time this happened, the article was in Italian, so I didn’t feel too silly that I couldn’t read it. This time it’s in Spanish, so I have much less of an excuse. I am told that Google translate works pretty well for things like this, but that humor doesn’t come across very [...]

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Tales From The Road, Chicago Edition…

January 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Administrative · Press · Uncategorizable

Dear EconoDiary, Sorry I haven’t written recently- it’s hard starting spring semester teaching the day after an 18-hour drive back from Chicago! (In related news, teaching graduate macro is an interesting challenge, to say the least.) Anyway, the conference went quite well, and Jarret and I even managed to put together a somewhat legit looking [...]

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And The Reviews Are In…

May 4th, 2011 · 5 Comments
Press

Apparently my show on Saturday got some press coverage. From The Boston Phoenix: On Saturday, I spent my first three show blocks in the smaller theatre. The first act was Economists Do It with Models, a mock economics lecture done by Jodi Beggs. Or at least, Improv Boston called it a mock lecture in her [...]

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On The Popularity Of Pay-For-Performance And The Illusion Of Control…

August 30th, 2010 · 7 Comments
Behavioral Econ · Incentives · Press · The Simpsons

So I was quoted in Human Resource Executive Online: Jodi Beggs, a researcher in the field of behavioral economics and incentives who focuses specifically on when, if and how incentive schemes work, says the jury is still out on whether pay-for-performance compensation plans will someday be the norm. “The high-level summary of academic findings is [...]

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On How Teenagers Are More Employable Than Unemployed Adults…Or Something Like That??

August 17th, 2010 · 6 Comments
Macroeconomics · Policy · Press

Yesterday I was quoted in an AOL Jobs article: With five unemployed workers for every job opening, it’s unlikely that jobs are going unfilled because people are at home sitting on the couch collecting their unemployment checks, even with the disincentive to find work, said economist Jodi Beggs, in an e-mail interview with AOL Jobs. [...]

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I’ll Have You Know I Am Huge In Italy…

March 19th, 2010 · 8 Comments
Press

…but that might just be because a lot of Italian women are so thin and gorgeous that I am big in comparison. But seriously…in true “economists do it with models” fashion, I did an interview with Italian fashion magazine Grazia. The good news is that I was super impressed by the journalist that I spoke [...]

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