Tag: Economics

The (Strange) New World of Negative Yields

Over past week one of the most interesting phenomenon I have seen in global economics has come to pass: investors (primarily in Europe) have decided that the world’s economic outlook […]

What’s Your Data Value?

FT.com has an interesting interactive page where you can estimate the value of your personal data, based on several demographic characteristics. The calculator accompanies a short piece that analyzes just […]

10 (Or 11) Things Economists Won’t Tell You

Marketwatch.com has a piece today on the “10 Things Economists Won’t Tell You.” With tongue firmly in cheek, the list runs from “We can’t predict the next crisis…” (#1), to […]

Great Scientist ≠ Good at Math

There is a great short piece on WSJ.com E.O. Wilson, biologist and professor emeritus at Harvard. His little essay argues that kids who are not great at match should not […]

Recently Read: “Poor Economics” by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Ester Duflo

“Poor Economics” is required reading for anyone who cares about the poor and how to best structure aid to people who need economic help around the world. Unlike so many […]

Calculating the True Cost of Risk

On Dec 5 the Wall St Journal ran an an interesting piece about an attempt by some academics to calculate the cost to the economy of the uncertainty in government […]

Philip Bagus: “The Myth of Austerity”

I recommend a read through this post on the myth of austerity in Europe by Philip Bagus, a professor at Rey Juan Carlos University in Spain: http://mises.org/daily/6289/The-Myth-of-Austerity It is a […]

Citizenship for Sale: 1M Pounds Buys UK Passport

There is a fascinating story in today’s FT about the increase in foreigners taking up the UK’s offer of a UK passport in exchange for 1M pound investment. As the […]