Society

Vox: Why do Female Chess Players Lose More to Men?

Just read an interesting recap of a study that looked at why top women chess players tend to lose more to men than women. An excerpt: It is important to note that we also find that, after controlling for players’ characteristics, the average quality of play of woman versus woman games and man versus man […]

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Economics

VOX: Foreign Investment By U.S. Firms Is A Good Thing

One of the most contested issues in business of late has been the effect that off-shoring has on domestic business. Many people have argued, often simply on the basis of intuition, that any U.S. company that shifts value-added activities to foreign countries must be reducing similar investments at home. A recent article on VOX, by Theodore […]

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Economics

Recession and Expansion, Meet Recovery

Antonio Fatás, Ilian Mihov (both of INSEAD) have recently published an interesting paper which they summarize on VOX. In their post, they recap their paper’s argument (published by the Center for Economic Policy Research) that in addition to the common recession and expansion phases of an economy, there is a strong case to be made […]

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Economics

It’s Time To Rethink Value Measurement In A Global Economy

VOX.com has an interesting piece by Marcel Timmer, Bart Los, Robert Stehrer, Gaaitzen de Vries in which they highlight the need for new ways of thinking about how value is created by today’s global corporations and, therefore, how to think about the classic notion of comparative advantage. The piece, entitled “Rethinking competitiveness: The global value […]

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