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By Mardi Dungey | Published: July 7, 2014
‘Rock stars’ are people whose work has incredible public influence, and/or incredible influence on public perception of economic thinking such that they become a by-word for the credibility of ideas.
By Chris Edwards | Published: June 11, 2014
While Tomas Piketty's focus on inequality is seen as finally getting the discussion of inequality on the front pages, it may be his his data collection that really cements his reputation.
By Maxine Montaigne | Published: May 8, 2014
Is the French economist and meteoric public intellectual our generation's Marx (or Malthus)?
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: May 6, 2014
Nobel laureate Gary S. Becker, one of the University of Chicago economists who unshackled the dismal science from its focus on the behavior of money to the behavior of people, has died.
By Michael Lubell | Published: August 8, 2013
Michael Lubell, accomplished professor of physics, explains why the social sciences are critical to the advance of science and technology, and explains why we need to protect the social sciences from political attempts to de-fund them.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: April 8, 2013
Universities are starting to look like the behemoths of the US auto industry of the 1980s, with highly-paid CEOs buried in their offices looking only at numbers.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: November 8, 2012
New research finds that offering people money makes them less likely to correctly infer another person’s emotional state.
By Tim Dant | Published: October 15, 2012
Beyond an economic analysis of the financial crisis
By Social Science Bites | Published: August 31, 2012
There is still a great deal of inequality between the sexes in the workplace. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast Paul Seabright combines insights from economics and evolutionary theory to shed light on why this might be so.
By The Monkey Cage | Published: August 29, 2012
Faith in the wisdom of the affluent to guide public policy has been sorely tested by the enormous costs in money and human suffering resulting from the Great Recession. My data cast further doubt on the notion that representational inequality arises from the greater knowledge or better judgment of those with higher incomes.
By The Monkey Cage | Published: August 24, 2012
In my previous post I discussed the lack of government responsiveness to the middle-class and the poor, when their policy preferences diverge from those of the affluent. This inequality is pervasive: I found no circumstances during the decades I examined in which the middle-class had as much influence as the well-off, or the poor as […]