In Hume’s spirit, I will attempt to serve as an ambassador from my world of economics, and help in “finding topics of conversation fit for the entertainment of rational creatures.”.
By Timothy Taylor.
12 hours ago
Puzzles about Immigration and Crime
In public opinion polls, one of the primary concerns about rising levels of immigration is the extent to which it might increase crime rates. But several puzzles arise here. The evidence that immigration systematically leads …
By conversableeconomist, 870 words
Finance, economics and music.
By Frances Coppola.
2 days ago
The tragedy of Gaza
Dear friends, I said I wouldn't post any more on this site. But Elon Musk doesn't like me posting Substack links on Twitter. And Substack itself is a mess. The home page looks amateurish, and …
By Frances Coppola, 352 words
Analysis of current economic conditions and policy.
By James D. Hamilton, Menzie Chinn.
9 hours ago
CFNAI for January, WEI for mid-February
Economic growth slightly below trend. CFNAI-MA3 is -0.02, so slightly below trend in January — but still above the -0.07 threshold for contraction. WEI y/y growth is 1.87% for week ending 2/17.
By Menzie Chinn, 40 words
EconLog - Econlib
Bloggers … write on topical economics of interest to them, illuminating subjects from politics and finance, to recent films and cultural observations, to history and literature.
7 hours ago
Is the value of gold stable?
Under the international gold standard, the price level tended to be relatively stable in the very long run. There were often significant changes up and down on a year-to-year basis, but over much longer periods …
The Enlightened Economist
Economics and business books.
By Diane Coyle.
20 hours ago
Markets won’t save humanity
In his series of books (Banking Across Boundaries, Rentier Capitalism, The New Enclosure, Our Lives in Their Portfolios) Brett Christophers has provided a forensic analysis of the fundamental plumbing of the global and (especially) UK …
By Diane Coyle, 606 words
The Irish Economy
Commentary, information, and intelligent discourse about the Irish economy.
a month ago
Education, higher and otherwise
There have been recent controversies and scandals in higher education in the United States. Many contributors and readers of this blog have (Irish) university connections. Is there a discussion needed about the relevance, or not, …
By Cathal Guiomard, 364 words
Comment on macroeconomic issues.
By Simon Wren-Lewis.
a week ago
Detoxifying government debt, part 1. Debt is also an asset
Perhaps Labour scaling back its proposed green investment is just a pre-election ploy, and will have no implications for what they do in government. Perhaps. But perhaps they genuinely think the country can only afford …
Small Steps Toward A Much Better World.
By Tyler Cowen, Alex Tabarrok.
an hour ago
Very good sentences
Yesterday, someone asked me to elaborate on talent picking and why “narrowing the subset” matters. It’s easier to pick the best talent from a subset of 10 versus 100 or 1000. You’d think seeing 1000 …
By Tyler Cowen, 155 words
Stumbling and Mumbling
An extremist, not a fanatic.
By Chris Dillow.
5 months ago
We’ve given up fetching this feed because we kept getting ‘Forbidden’.
The politics of stagnation
The government is changing the rules of the work capability assessment in an effort to push more people into work and thinking of cutting benefits. There's a link between this and those incessant scam phone …
Tim Harford | Articles
The Undercover Economist.
17 hours ago
The secret to finding the best idea ever? First think about the absolute worst
When he first heard the music, Brian Eno grabbed a copy of the single and ran to find David Bowie. “I’ve found the sound of the future,” he breathlessly announced. It was 1977, and the …
By Tim Harford, 1,093 words
Commentary on monetary policy in the spirit of R. G. Hawtrey.
By David Glasner.
2 weeks ago
T. C. Koopmans Demolishes the Phillips Curve as a Guide to Policy
Nobel Laureate T. C. Koopmans wrote one of the most famous economics articles of the twentieth century, “Measurement Without Theory,” a devastating review of an important, and in many ways useful and meritorious, study of …
By David Glasner, 1,136 words