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Real World Economics: Thaler's Nobel sign behavioral econ has come of age. - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Published: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 18:46:25 GMT


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Real World Economics: Thaler's Nobel sign behavioral econ has come of age.
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
The award of the 2017 Nobel to Richard Thaler confirms the economics discipline is in a healthy intellectual renaissance. He and many others in the field are moving beyond long-dominant assumptions that now are more fetters than tools. This work is ...

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The Troubling Economics of One of the World's Great Restaurants ... - Bloomberg

Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:21:17 GMT


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The Troubling Economics of One of the World's Great Restaurants ...
Bloomberg
A bankruptcy filing sheds light on why Le Cirque is closing its doors.

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Real World Economics: Developer assessments seen as good economics - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:22:56 GMT


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Real World Economics: Developer assessments seen as good economics
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
As economists read news of a recent ruling by the Minnesota Court of Appeals denying certain infrastructure charges imposed on land developers, many probably reacted: “Where was Judge Posner when we need him?” Sometimes law and economics are in ...

Real World Economics: Hard fact: Companies need to pay market wage rates - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Published: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 16:52:44 GMT


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Real World Economics: Hard fact: Companies need to pay market wage rates
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Central bankers must be circumspect in their public expression, lest they roil the markets, and some take this to the point of being mealy-mouthed. So Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, is seen often a breath of fresh air for ...

Purdue's Adesina, Lusk honored at World Food Prize Symposium - Purdue News Service (press release)

Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:50:19 GMT


Purdue News Service (press release)

Purdue's Adesina, Lusk honored at World Food Prize Symposium
Purdue News Service (press release)
Lusk_WFP Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics, was presented with the Borlaug CAST Communication Award at the 2017 World Food Prize Symposium, Oct. 18 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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New economic thinking is the method: the object is to change the world - Open Democracy

Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:10:25 GMT


New economic thinking is the method: the object is to change the world
Open Democracy
The first ever Festival for New Economic Thinking is taking place in Edinburgh on 19-20 Oct 2017. It brings together people and organisations who are committed to advancing economic thought and inspiring change. Here Gustav Theile and Laurie ...

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Real World Economics: On guns, immigrants and the choices we make - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Published: Sat, 07 Oct 2017 18:38:00 GMT


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Real World Economics: On guns, immigrants and the choices we make
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
There is little economics per se in mass shootings. However, some ideas from social sciences generally can foster insights on which policy responses are realistic or not. The same ideas apply to other current issues like health insurance and illegal ...

Who is Misbehaving? - World Policy Institute (blog)

Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:09:41 GMT


World Policy Institute (blog)

Who is Misbehaving?
World Policy Institute (blog)
Thaler's work is only remarkable in the context of an economics that insists beyond all evidence that we live in a world of free markets and rational consumers. As I have argued, mainstream or neoclassical economics is founded on assumptions designed ...

The wage gap will always trump immigration barriers, World Bank official says - MarketWatch

Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:24:20 GMT


MarketWatch

The wage gap will always trump immigration barriers, World Bank official says
MarketWatch
WASHINGTON — No matter what roadblocks are put in place, at the end of the day it's economics and in particular wage gaps that drive immigration flows, a World Bank expert said Thursday. Caglar Ozden, lead economist in the bank's development and ...

World's top economists worry about tools to fight economic downturn - Financial Times

Published: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:02:32 GMT


Financial Times

World's top economists worry about tools to fight economic downturn
Financial Times
The question is whether there are enough weapons to fight the next crisis when it comes.

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