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Amy Willis: October 2016

An Author Archive by Month (6 entries)

Laureate Lessons for Education

Education
Amy Willis
We've reported on this month's announcement of the Nobel prize to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holstrom. (Here is David Henderson's always excellent commentary in the Wall Street Journal.) Since then, this piece in Education Next caught my eye. It... MORE

Cuba Libre?

EconTalk
Amy Willis
Would you like to visit Cuba? If so, what would you expect to find? In this week's EconTalk episode, host Russ Roberts welcomed back Casey Mulligan, who recently had just such an experience. I've always wanted to visit Cuba... MORE

Inequality, Trade, and Robin Hood

EconTalk
Amy Willis
Is it really true that the poorest Americans are magnitudes better off than the poor in the developing world? Should we care more for our fellow citizens- even if they are better off- than about people far away? Is... MORE

Weekend Grab Bag

Economic Education
Amy Willis
Seems like a new theme...Again this week, I was happy to see Jason Zweig's post on his experience with "one of the best interviewers anywhere," our very own Russ Roberts. And it turns out that this week's guest is... MORE

Weapons of Math Destruction

EconTalk
Amy Willis
We've heard a lot about the power of Big Data lately on EconTalk. But this week, host Russ Roberts invited a skeptic- who's also a data scientist- to discuss some of its possible dangers. Cathy O'Neil (who was also... MORE

Moving Across My Monitor

Economic Education
Amy Willis
I loved reading John Cochrane's reflections on his EconTalk conversation with Russ Roberts (this week's episode) on his blog, The Grumpy Economist. Who doesn't want affordable housing? Reforming zoning codes to encourage more is easy...in theory. The Nobel prize... MORE

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