Monday, May 17, 2021
What is Behind People's Views on Tax Policy?
When economists study taxation, they typically separate two issues: one is the distributional issue of which groups are paying more or less;...
Friday, May 14, 2021
Interview with Christopher Pissarides: Unemployment and Labor Markets
Michael Chui and Anna Bernasek of the McKinsey Global Institute interview Christopher Pissarides ( Nobel, '10 ) "about how he deve...
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Political Economy of the Pandemic Response
If economics-minded policy-makers rules made decisions in response to the pandemic, what might they do differently, and why? Peter Boettke a...
Is the Pandemic Worse in Lower- or Higher-Income Countries?
It seems obvious that the COVID-19 pandemic must be worse in lower-income countries. After all, it seems as if the opportunities for social ...
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The Slow Magic from Agricultural R&D
For much of human history, a majority of people have worked in agriculture. In the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, about half of all worker...
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Interview with Matthew Jackson: Human Networks
David A. Price does an "Interview" with Matthew Jackson, with the subheading "On human networks, the friendship paradox, and ...
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Great Texas Power Failure of February 2021
In the aftermath of the Texas power failures in February, a number commenters found confirmation that, amazingly, they had been right about ...
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