Economics, stale memes, and distraction from productive activity
Sunday, September 10, 2017
a16z podcast on trade
I recently had the pleasure of appearing on the a16z podcast (a16z stands for Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm). The topic...
Friday, September 08, 2017
Realism in macroeconomic modeling
Via Tyler Cowen , I see that Ljungqvist and Sargent have a new paper synthesizing much of the work that's been done in labor search...
Thursday, September 07, 2017
An American Whitopia would be a dystopia
In a recent essay about the racial politics of the Trump movement, Ta-Nehisi Coates concluded with a warning: It has long been an ax...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
The Market Power Story
So, there's this story going around the econosphere, which says that the economy is being throttled by market power. I've sort o...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
"Theory vs. Data" in statistics too
Via Brad DeLong -- still my favorite blogger after all these years -- I stumbled on this very interesting essay from 2001 , by statistic...
Monday, July 03, 2017
Why did Europe lose the Crusades?
A little while ago, I started to wonder about a historical question: Why did Europe lose the Crusades? The conventional wisdom, at lea...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Noah Smackdown, illegal immigration edition
In February, I wrote a Bloomberg View post called " The Myth of the Immigration Crisis " that got a fair bit of attention. In ...
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