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The Many Wins Represented by Claudia Goldin’s Nobel Prize

Decades of research have seen economic historian Claudia Goldin methodically collate data and archival stories, detective style, to uncover explanations for the rise and fall (and rise again) of women’s paid employment over the centuries

2 months ago
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What Can This Year’s Nobel Prize Winners in Economics Teach Us About Crises?

This year’s Nobel prize in economics has gone to Douglas Diamond, Philip Dybvig and former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke for their work on banks and how they relate to financial crises. “The laureates’ insights,” said Tore Ellingsen, chair of the Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences, “have improved our ability to avoid both serious crises and expensive bailouts.”

1 year ago
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Jonathan Haskel on Intangibles

The knowledge economy. Intellectual property. Software. Maybe even bitcoin. All pretty much intangible, and yet all clearly real and genuinely valuable. This is the realm where economist Jonathan Haskel of Imperial College London mints his own non-physical scholarship.

2 years ago
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John List on Economic Field Experiments

Behavioral economist John List talks about his work on field experiments and how research done in the natural world can lead to insights that otherwise might be hard to tease out in a lab.

2 years ago