Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Economics of Climate Change: Three Recent Takes
Most economists took their last course in physical science many years ago, back in college days, and lack any particular in-depth knowledge ...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Should Professors Share Returns from Innovation with their Employers?
When a professor working at a university or college develops has an innovation that may lead to a new product or a new company, who should ...
Friday, August 10, 2018
A Primer on the Jones Act and American Shipping
The Jones Act pops into public consciousness every few years, perhaps most recently in fall 2017 when President Trump suspended the law for ...
Thursday, August 9, 2018
What Should an Economics Research Article Look Like?
The shape of an economics research article is changing: much longer, and with more co-authors, David Card and Stefano DellaVigna documented...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Some Facts on Global Current Account Balances
I'm the sort of joyless and soul-killing conversationalist who likes to use facts as the background for arguments. In that spirit, here&...
Monday, August 6, 2018
The Emergence and Erosion of the Retail Sales Tax
About 160 countries around the world, including all the other high-income countries of the world, use a value-added tax . The US has no valu...
Friday, August 3, 2018
Albert Jay Nock on the Three Rules of Editorial Policy
For 31 years, I've been editing the Journal of Economic Perspectives . At the most basic level, editing is about pushing the author to ...
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