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When Economists Write About Presidents And Assassins, Lee Harvey Oswald Edition…

November 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment
Economic History · Uncategorizable

When deciding whether or not to read something, I tend to focus more on who the author is than on the specific headline. This probably explains how I came across an article by Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory and clicked on it without looking closely at what it was about. (As far as I can [...]

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Sorry World, Economics Is In Fact A Science…

October 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment
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I’m not going to bother to write much today, since Raj Chetty has already said everything that I would want to say, and with better analogies: It is true that the answers to many “big picture” macroeconomic questions — like the causes of recessions or the determinants of growth — remain elusive. But in this [...]

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Your Nobel Winners, Econgirl Style…

October 14th, 2013 · 5 Comments
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Confession: I had a coffee meeting this morning, so I only momentarily checked the news to see who’d won the Nobel Prize. I should have known better than to click on the story from the Chicago Tribune rather than the Nobel Prize web site, since the article was basically “ZOMG Eugene Fama won the Nobel…oh, [...]

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Wanted: One Nobel Prize Advent Calendar…

October 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments
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I was thinking earlier today that there really needs to be an advent calendar or something to lead up to the Nobel Prize announcement…I mean, wouldn’t it be so great to open a little paper door each day and see the face of (in the vast majority of cases) an old nerdy white guy? So [...]

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A Simple Guide For Locating Your Economic Spirit Animal…

August 21st, 2013 · 3 Comments
Fun With Data · Policy · Uncategorizable

As someone who not only wants to learn as much as possible about academic research in economics but also understand where the prominent thought leaders in the field stand, I’ve been fascinated for a while now with the University of Chicago’s Initiative on Global Markets Economics Experts Panel. (If you’ve been playing along at home, [...]

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Some Econ 101 Myth-Busting-Busting, And The Dumbest Thing I’ve Read Today…

July 9th, 2013 · 37 Comments
Econ 101 · Policy · Uncategorizable

One of the clever things I’ve read today was a piece by Sarah Kliff that answered questions posed about the Affordable Care Act in an Americans for Prosperity Commercial. You guys, it’s just a rhetorical device, no need to actually, like, distribute facts and stuff. Geez. As such, I quess I was feeling inspired when [...]

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