Friday, September 18, 2020
Every Day is a Bad Day, Say a Rising Share of Americans
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a standardized phone survey about health-related behaviors, carried out by the Cen...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Stock Buybacks: Leverage vs. Managerial Self-Dealing
Consider a company that has been earning profits, and wants to pay or all of those earnings to its shareholders. There are two practical mec...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Why Foreign Direct Investment Was Already Sagging
Foreign direct investment (FDI) involves a management component. In other words, it's not just a financial investment in stocks and bond...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Africa is Not Five Countries
Scholars of the continent of Africa sometimes feel moved to expostulate: "Africa is not a country!" In part, they are reacting aga...
Monday, September 14, 2020
CEO/Worker Pay Ratios: Some Snapshots
Each year, US corporations are required to report the pay for their chief executive officers, and also to report the ratio of CEO pay to the...
Friday, September 11, 2020
100 Million Traffic Stops: Evidence on Racial Discrimination
A primary challenge in doing research on racial discrimination is that you need to answer the "what if" questions. For example, i...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Misperceptions and Misinformation in Elections Campaigns
It's an election season, so many people are widely concerned about how all those other voters are going to be misinformed into voting f...
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