Economics

Understanding Internationalisation of Informal African Firms Through A Network Perspective
Business and Management INK
January 28, 2022

Understanding Internationalisation of Informal African Firms Through A Network Perspective

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Diversity in the U.S. Government: Let’s Look at the Economists
Research
December 10, 2021

Diversity in the U.S. Government: Let’s Look at the Economists

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Nobelist David Card Made the Minimum Wage Respectable
Recognition
October 12, 2021

Nobelist David Card Made the Minimum Wage Respectable

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2021 Nobels in Economics a Victory in the Credibility Revolution
Recognition
October 12, 2021

2021 Nobels in Economics a Victory in the Credibility Revolution

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The Worst Academic Field to be a Woman in?

The Worst Academic Field to be a Woman in?

There is no shortage of disciplines and industries rife with sexism. The STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – are particularly well known for their misogynistic […]

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Janet Yellen: The Social Scientist in Charge at Treasury

Janet Yellen: The Social Scientist in Charge at Treasury

Janet Yellen, appointed as the 78th secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in January, has a long history of work in and alongside the social sciences above and beyond her role as an academic economist and policy maker

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GameStop: A Story Without Heroes (or Villains)

GameStop: A Story Without Heroes (or Villains)

In the battle between the army of renegade Reddit retail traders and Wall Street’s hedge funds over unloved stocks like the Texan computer games retail chain GameStop, there has been a serious case of mistaken accusations on both sides. They are both being wrongly accused of manipulating the markets, but they are not.

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Auction Theorists Win 2020 Economics Nobel

Auction Theorists Win 2020 Economics Nobel

Two economists whose work on how auctions work shone a much broader light on how people value and price goods and service have received the 2020 Nobel Prize in economics.

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Father of Political Economy: Alberto Alesina, 1957-2020

Father of Political Economy: Alberto Alesina, 1957-2020

Remembering the Italian economist who once wrote, “Racial animosity in the US makes redistribution to the poor, who are disproportionately black, unappealing to many voters. American political institutions limited the growth of a socialist party, and more generally limited the political power of the poor.”

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Anne Case on Deaths of Despair

Anne Case on Deaths of Despair

Economist Anne Case didn’t believe her eyes when she first identified the trend of what came to be called ‘deaths of despair’: looking at figures from the 1990s to the most recent data available from 2018, mortality among middle-aged, non-college-educated white Americans rose, stalled, then rose again.

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AAPSS Awards Economist William Nordhaus 2020 Moynihan Prize

AAPSS Awards Economist William Nordhaus 2020 Moynihan Prize

William Nordhaus, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who was the first macroeconomist to seriously consider how climate can be influenced by human behavior and that human action and economic policy can influence climate, will receive the 2020 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize.

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Questioning Randomized Controlled Trials and Development Economics

Questioning Randomized Controlled Trials and Development Economics

Over the last three decades randomized trials have become an increasingly popular way of testing interventions designed to address developmental challenges. But do RCTs generate reliable results – or even retard progress?

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