Bryan Caplan and David Henderson

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Alternative Economics (11 entries)

    A Literary Theoretical Treatment of Prices
    The Big Bag of Wealth
    Faustian Economics
      and more ...

Austrian Economics (118 entries)

    Caldwell on Hayek's "Consistent" Stories
    Extended Adolescence: A Possible Austrian Perspective
    Sometimes, "Not My Problem" Is the Right Answer
      and more ...

Behavioral Economics and Rationality (893 entries)

    Tourists Welcome
    Try Harder or Do Something Easier?
    Smoking, Social Desirability Bias, and Dark Matter
      and more ...

Book Club (46 entries)

    Ramblings on Piketty
    An excellent book review
    George Soros, speculator and proud
      and more ...

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings (643 entries)

    The Impolitic Wisdom of Simon Kuznets
    Schuck on Why Government Fails So Often
    The Principal Doctrines of Epicurus: Friendliness, Social Intelligence, and the Bubble
      and more ...

Business Economics (240 entries)

    Maximizing Short-Run Profits
    Robert Bradley on Enron
    Was Bork Right About Mergers?
      and more ...

Central Planning vs. Local Knowledge (151 entries)

    My San Francisco Fed Talk
    NGDP isn't "the economy"
    A Private Non-Subsidized U.S. 21st Century Passenger Railroad
      and more ...

Cost-benefit Analysis (242 entries)

    Tourists Welcome
    Try Harder or Do Something Easier?
    Civil Disobedience: King versus Huemer
      and more ...

Cross-country Comparisons (197 entries)

    Lessons from "The Lives of Others"
    A British Perspective on American Signaling
    The Worst They Can Do
      and more ...

Econlog Administrative Issues (45 entries)

    Meet James Schneider
    Best. Comment. Ever.
    Introducing Bart Wilson
      and more ...

Economic Education (278 entries)

    Pillars of Economic Wisdom in Action
    Henderson on TANSTAAFL
    Open Letter to President Wildes re Professor Block
      and more ...

Economic History (349 entries)

    The Ghetto of Talent
    Not Just Horsepower but Power without Horses
    The (Metaphorical) Bet: Paul Ehrlich versus Norman Borlaug
      and more ...

Economic Methods (429 entries)

    I've Won My TARP Bet
    Smoking, Social Desirability Bias, and Dark Matter
    The Impolitic Wisdom of Simon Kuznets
      and more ...

Economic Philosophy (750 entries)

    Larry Summers is persuasive
    Civil Disobedience: King versus Huemer
    The Righteous Scofflaw
      and more ...

Economics and Culture (319 entries)

    Water Runs Downhill, and School Is Boring
    The Worst They Can Do
    Aid to bookstores?
      and more ...

Economics of Crime (77 entries)

    A Few Dangers of Heroin Prohibition
    Endogeneity and the Drug War
    Is Outrage at the Top 1% Distracting Us?
      and more ...

Economics of Education (594 entries)

    Try Harder or Do Something Easier?
    Crude Self-Interest: Why Kids Go to College
    Water Runs Downhill, and School Is Boring
      and more ...

Economics of Health Care (798 entries)

    What's a Doctor to Do?
    Michael Cannon's Cannon
    Victory at Oberlin
      and more ...

Efficient Markets Hypothesis (24 entries)

    Economics must be harder than it looks
    How Many Bad Loans Did Fannie and Freddie Originate?
    An Answer to Truman's Prayer?
      and more ...

Energy, Environment, Resources (365 entries)

    Paris Flirts With Banning Cars Based on License-Plate Number
    David Friedman on Bill Nordhaus; Timothy Taylor on Bad Academic Writing
    Even When More Isn't Merrier, It Can Still Be Better
      and more ...

Entrepreneurialism (3 entries)

    Why I love markets - and not just technology
    Day dreaming for libraries
    Friday Night Video: Mark Cuban, Humanitarian
      and more ...

Eurozone crisis (43 entries)

    Is Venice going to secede?
    Never reason from an inflation rate change
    The European Union versus the e-cig
      and more ...

Family Economics (244 entries)

    Divorce and Motivated Reasoning in the WaPo
    Kids and Happiness: The State of the Art
    The Marital Return to Education: An Epiphany
      and more ...

Finance (79 entries)

    I've Won My TARP Bet
    Did Mortgage-Security Professionals Time the Housing Crash?
    Adding a risk mandate: A 5 bumper shot in billiards?
      and more ...

Finance: stocks, options, etc. (899 entries)

    Endless bubbles?
    Illusory Bubbles
    Economics and The Rapture
      and more ...

Fiscal Policy (438 entries)

    How Paul Krugman Made Me Afraid of the Government Debt
    Bastiat just rolled over in his grave
    Immaculate inflation and immaculate growth
      and more ...

Game Theory (47 entries)

    George Mason University's Economics in Action
    Looking for Love in the Laboratory
    Hobbesian Misanthropy in The Purge
      and more ...

Growth: Causal Factors (346 entries)

    Consuming Resources Isn't Success: On Charity and Development Aid
    Krugman's Kontradictions or Contradictions?
    Oppression is a Negative-Sum Game
      and more ...

Growth: Consequences (247 entries)

    Simon Kuznets: An Appreciation
    Answering Arnold's Challenge
    Income, Wealth, Happiness, and Ideological Convenience
      and more ...

Human Capital: Returns to entrepreneurs, skills, etc. (44 entries)

    Piketty's Dodge on Inequality
    Friday Night Video: Good Advice from Ashton Kutcher
    What To Do With What You Did Over Your Summer Vacation (2013 Edition)
      and more ...

Income Distribution (352 entries)

    I Agree with Barbara Ehrenreich
    Inequality among doctors
    Pikkety and Inequality: My Reply to Commenters
      and more ...

Information Goods, Intellectual Property (233 entries)

    The Ghetto of Talent
    Liability, Disclaimers, and Adverse Selection
    Bartender, Cashier, Cook, Janitor, Security Guard, Waiter
      and more ...

Institutional Economics (136 entries)

    Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren*
    McCloskey on Self-Ownership, Taxation, and the Corruption of Virtue
    Coase on a Plane, Cont'd: How Loud Kids on Planes Are and Aren't Like Factories
      and more ...

International Macroeconomics: Exchange Rates, International Debt, etc. (81 entries)

    The Keynesian information bubble
    Never reason from a price change, example #305
    The Relative Unimportance of Seigniorage
      and more ...

International Trade (192 entries)

    Adam Smith Bio Corrected
    Media Bias: RT May Have Less Than I Thought
    If You're So Smart . . .
      and more ...

IQ in Economics (50 entries)

    Four Big Facts About Hiring and IQ
    Age and Common Sense
    In a Just World...
      and more ...

Labor Market (649 entries)

    Germany's mysterious recovery
    Robert Reich on the Minimum Wage: How Would He Draw the Demand and Supply Curves?
    What's a Doctor to Do?
      and more ...

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing (315 entries)

    Tourists Welcome
    Reason's Home Run on Immigration
    The Ghetto of Talent
      and more ...

Macroeconomics (877 entries)

    Bad news; industrial production is soaring
    Germany's mysterious recovery
    Simon Kuznets: An Appreciation
      and more ...

Microeconomics (231 entries)

    Freakonomics Discovers Alchian's and Allen's "Oranges Principle"
    The Market for Less
    Fracking boom won't create many manufacturing jobs
      and more ...

Monetary Policy (263 entries)

    My San Francisco Fed Talk
    Central banks do not deserve our respect
    Adding a risk mandate: A 5 bumper shot in billiards?
      and more ...

Money (63 entries)

    Marshall's scissors and the Law of Reflux
    One multiplier to rule them all! (apologies to Nick Rowe)
    Who Should We Revere?
      and more ...

moral reasoning (23 entries)

    Media Bias Yet Again
    Open Letter to President Wildes re Professor Block
    An Ethical Quandary: Should I Have Taken Frank's Coffee?
      and more ...

Obituaries (9 entries)

    The Moral Vision of a Blind Economist
    Murray Weidenbaum, RIP
    Walter Oi, An Appreciation
      and more ...

Optimum Currency Areas (20 entries)

    The Men and Women of the Moral System: Adam Smith on Sobriety
    Have a Nice Day
    Bet on Euro
      and more ...

Political Economy (793 entries)

    Socialism Was Born Bad: The Case of Oskar Lange
    What the Swiss Vote Really Shows
    Bias and Bigness Bleg
      and more ...

Politics and Economics (551 entries)

    Would (Our) Open Borders Lead to (Their) Closed Borders?
    Henderson on TANSTAAFL
    Some Explanations for the Curious Absence of Socially Conservative Economics
      and more ...

Price Controls (53 entries)

    Robert Reich on the Minimum Wage: How Would He Draw the Demand and Supply Curves?
    Michael Cannon's Cannon
    A Curiously Uncurious Interview: The Nation, Unz, the Minimum Wage, and Immigration
      and more ...

Productivity, Baumol's cost disease (14 entries)

    Tyler Cowen on America's Future
    Some Data to Ponder
    The Great Reconfiguration
      and more ...

Property Rights (34 entries)

    How to Deal With Those You Disagree With
    Airplane Repo: Paean to Private Property
    Will autarchy save the Galapagos biodiversity?
      and more ...

Public Choice Theory (239 entries)

    What we are up against
    Please Advocate Your Special Interest Rather than Sticking up for Taxpayers
    Schuck on Why Government Fails So Often
      and more ...

Public Goods (43 entries)

    Business, Lobbying, and the Big Picture
    On Bastiat and the Edifice Complex
    The Literature of Nonviolent Resistance and Civilian-Based Defense
      and more ...

Regulation (257 entries)

    I Agree with Barbara Ehrenreich
    Longer Pub Hours, Fewer Car Accidents in England and Wales
    The Moral Vision of a Blind Economist
      and more ...

Regulation and Subsidies (191 entries)

    Robert Bradley on Enron
    Why we debate the unimportant issues
    Australia's auto industry collapses as America's booms
      and more ...

Revealed Preference (51 entries)

    From the Vault: Reply to the Village Voice
    Smoking Prevention: Nagging versus Taxing
    Chinese families move from nice neighborhoods to slums, for the schools.
      and more ...

Social Security (189 entries)

    How Big of a Deal Is Social Security?
    Happiness for All
    Fun Facts on Disability Insurance
      and more ...

sports economics (6 entries)

    On Bastiat and the Edifice Complex
    The Economics of the Olympics
    Note to David Stern and the NBA: Be Afraid; Be Very Afraid
      and more ...

Statistical theory and methods (13 entries)

    Can a Positive Number Fall by over 100 Percent and Still be Positive?
    Mark Perry: Food Prices Have not Risen Much
    Happy Hayek Day: Is it Investment? Is it Consumption?
      and more ...

Supply-side Economics (39 entries)

    Lefty's Laffer Curve
    Will Profiling Even Work? A Supply-Side Perspective
    The Outlook for New York, Continued
      and more ...

Tax Reform (65 entries)

    Steve Moore's Alternative Maximum Tax
    Jared Bernstein Gets Efficiency Wrong
    Tim Kane and Means-Testing
      and more ...

Taxation (126 entries)

    Milton and Rose Friedman on High Taxation
    Krugman and Blinder: Welcome to the Supply Side
    Marginal Tax Rates: Singing Taxman to My Class
      and more ...

Terrorism (7 entries)

    Talk this Morning: "More Immigrants, Please"
    If I Were a Global Utilitarian...
    Will Profiling Even Work? A Supply-Side Perspective
      and more ...

Trade Barriers (17 entries)

    The Gains from Getting Rid of "Run Amok" Occupational Licensing
    The new future of television?
    Dambisa Moyo and the conquest of the US by China
      and more ...

Upcoming Events (77 entries)

    Reminder: My Debate at Oberlin
    Me at Webber Tonight
    Henderson and Krueger on NPR Today
      and more ...

Wages and Salaries (5 entries)

    The mysterious rise in youth unemployment
    Prices are Like Words
    Wasteful Hiring: When Does It Cut Profits?
      and more ...
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