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London School of Economics Chief to Run Berggruen Institute

The Berggruen Institute, an independent, non-partisan "think and action tank" that is co-publisher of The WorldPost, announced this week that Craig Calhoun will become the new president of the organization. Professor Calhoun will leave...Show More Summary

Dueling Economic Models and How to Score Them

An article in today’s New York Times compares two wildly different assessments of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment deal, one by the Peterson Institute, a Washington think tank financed by business interests, and the other by the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) of Tufts University. Show More Summary

Links I liked

Ken Opalo writes one of my favorite blogs. One of four I subscribe to by email. What will be the impact of machine learning on economics? Joseph Fiennes (think Shakespeare in Love) will play Michael Jackson in a new drama … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.

America's Rich May Soon Blow Past Roaring Twenties Tycoons

Here's why economists and policy makers are in denial about inequality. A  new paper  by economist Lance Taylor for the  Institute For New Economic Thinking  takes on the way economists have looked at wealth and income inequality. Taylor’s research challenges some conclusions about what’s driving inequality made by Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz. Show More Summary

Economists Deny What's Driving the Inequality Trainwreck

A new paper by economist Lance Taylor for the Institute for New Economic Thinking takes on the way economists have looked at wealth and income inequality. Taylor's research challenges some conclusions about what's driving inequality made by Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz. Show More Summary

Did the Housing Bubble Cause the Economic Crisis?

Just about everyone seems to think so. In the New York Times, David Beckworth and I argue the negative side of the case. Did the Housing Bubble Cause the Economic Crisis?

Quantitative Easing: Evolution of economic thinking as it happened on Vox

Policymakers have employed various new tools in response to the Global Crisis to revitalise economic performance. This new eBook brings together key Vox columns to reveal the evolution of the economic profession’s thinking about one such tool – quantitative easing.

Behavioral economists aren't as smart as they think

(January 18, 2016 12:20 PM, by Scott Sumner) I recently did a post criticizing economists who second guess the behavior of others. This new post gives me another opportunity: Thaler asserts that good economics needs good psychology, instead of its tradition of inventing bad psychology. He makes short... (0 COMMENTS)

David Bowie foretold the economic future of music

David Bowie, 2002, New York Times interview:   I don’t even know why I would want to be on a label in a few years, because I don’t think it’s going to work by labels and by distribution systems in the same way. The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will […]

The Sneaky Way Austerity Was Sold to the Public Like Snake Oil

A budget approach cloaked in science and technical jargon became a tool to crush the people. Orsola Costantini, senior economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, is the author of a new paper that exposes the disturbing history...Show More Summary

The Sneaky Way Austerity Got Sold to the Public Like Snake Oil

Orsola Costantini, Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, is the author of a new paper which exposes the disturbing history of how a budget approach cloaked in scientific and technical jargon became a tool to manipulate public opinion and serve the interests of the powerful. Show More Summary

Blogger Jonathan Chait: Conservatism and Marxism (But Not Liberalism) Are Examples of ‘Rigid Dogma’

New York magazine’s Chait thinks that in a sense, conservatism and Communism aren’t such strange bedfellows when it comes to economic matters. In a Sunday post, Chait categorized “American conservatism” and Marxism as “rigid dogma,”Show More Summary

Look on the bright side – economic recessions mean workers get more sleep and free time

For understandable reasons, we usually think of economic slumps as bad times. But a new paper in The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology has uncovered a silver lining – during these periods, employed people enjoy more free time...Show More Summary

Is The Freelance Economy Not Growing As Much As We Thought?

A study from the Economic Policy Institute shows that the numbers of freelancers might not be as big as we think. "We have entered a new era of work in this country," says the introduction to the second annual Freelancing in America survey. Show More Summary

You think you know Cuba until you see the new show in Washington by seven young artists from the island

The first sign of bold experiments at the Inter-American Development Bank is the window display of crisp white collars and photos of models in sharp suits. Is money so tight for the hemispheric funder of economic development projects that it must open a retail boutique at its headquarters a few blocks from the White House? The mock merchandising is […]

How Economics and Race Drive America's Great Divide

In the America of haves and have-nots, fewer folks are “movin’ on up” like George Jefferson of the classic sitcom. In a new paper for the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Peter Temin, MIT economist and economic historian, breaks down how it happened and where we’re headed with a powerful model first used by West Indian economist W. Show More Summary

How Pfizer Rips All of Us Off on a Mindblowing Scale

Why are we paying for corporate behavior that crushes innovation, cheats taxpayers, cost jobs, and heightens inequality? This post orginally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. There’s plenty that doesn’t...Show More Summary

Why China Isn't the Looming Economic Competitor We Think It Is

Believe it or not, China is actually a huge potential job-creator for Americans. The following is an excerpt from the new book  Unmade in China: The Hidden Truth About China's Economic Miracle  by Jeremy Haft (Polity, 2015):  The proof of China’s might is in your waistband. Show More Summary

Tax Dodging Just One Part of Pfizer's Corrupt Business Model

This post orginally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Oner Tulum and Matt Hopkins contributed to this post. There’s plenty that doesn’t add up about Pfizer’s claim that the low Irish tax rates it will pay by merging with Allergan are necessary if the company is to fund drug research to stay competitive. Show More Summary

It’s Cheaper for Airlines to Cut Emissions Than You Think

A new study shows that the automatic economic savings of fuel economy mean many emissions-cutting measures will be free for the airline industry. The post It’s Cheaper for Airlines to Cut Emissions Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.

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