Friday, June 30, 2006

Low savings rates? Benjamin Franklin to the rescue!

Hal Varian discusses incentives to spur savings and notes that modern ideas have historical roots. (If the above link fails, Miami students go here.) (Hat tip to Bill Craighead)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Internet access and hotel prices

This post from the Marginal Revolution makes a nice connection.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Alumni Weekend

In honor of alumni weekend at Miami, here are a few links to Econ alum who continued in academia. Check out what they are doing now.

Lynne Kiesling
Ron Davies
Jeff Brown
Chuck Moul
Scott Baker

What's the key to higher quality and lower prices?

Can you say competition? Even google has to face it.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

A change of pace: population is contracting in some places

Here is a post by Gary Becker discussing the very real problem of population decline. Other countries, such as South Korea, have similar issues. Thirty years ago the worry was the Population Bomb.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Recommended reading

Jim Hamilton of Econbrowser recommends reading Ben Bernanke. I do too.

A defense of unpaid internships

Andrew Samwick of Dartmouth disagrees with a NY Times commentary demeaning unpaid internships for college students. He also takes a shot a Yale.