EconLog small logo

Category Archive

Archives by Category

Alternative Economics (15 entries)

    Efficiency is not just a good idea, it's the only ethical policy
    Neoliberalism: There is no alternative
    The Left, Greece, and The Big Lie
      and more ...

Austrian Economics (137 entries)

    Covenants without the Sword?
    Equilibrium and Foresight
    Hayek's Views on Emergence
      and more ...

Behavioral Economics and Rationality (1182 entries)

    The Most I'll Admit
    The Priority Resolution
    I Dream of Repentance
      and more ...

Book Club (83 entries)

    Ancestry, Long-Run Growth, and Population-Weighting
    Rushkoff's nostalgia
    Goldberg on McCloskey and Spencer
      and more ...

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings (760 entries)

    Reading Bastiat's Economic Sophism
    Native American Economics
    Henderson on Oge's CAFE
      and more ...

Business Economics (284 entries)

    How I Got Culture
    My Writing Tutor: Dan Seligman
    Henderson on the 2016 Nobel Prize Winners Hart and Holmstrom
      and more ...

Central Planning vs. Local Knowledge (185 entries)

    Henderson on Extending Hayek's Insight
    Cuba Libre?
    Charles L. Schultze RIP
      and more ...

Competition (28 entries)

    Trumpism in China
    Stigler on Shaw on Marx
    AT&T, Time-Warner and the end of competition
      and more ...

Cost-benefit Analysis (394 entries)

    The Great Californian Bag Surplus
    Trump's Security: Government or Private
    The Priority Resolution
      and more ...

Cross-country Comparisons (254 entries)

    How Castro is Like the Minimum Wage
    Capitalism has a PR problem
    You always fail . . . until you succeed
      and more ...

Econlog Administrative Issues (54 entries)

    We're Number 10! We're Number 10!
    Introducing Emily Skarbek
    Re-welcoming Scott Sumner
      and more ...

Economic Education (353 entries)

    AS/AD: Another suggested interpretation
    Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur?
    Easy Answer All My Students Should Know
      and more ...

Economic History (449 entries)

    Teaching the Minimum Wage
    Race, Eugenics, and the Dark Side of Capitalism
    Ten Points on the Wrong Side of History
      and more ...

Economic Methods (583 entries)

    The Most I'll Admit
    My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky
    Many a Slip
      and more ...

Economic Philosophy (1025 entries)

    Utilitarianism: beyond victims and villains
    I Dream of Repentance
    Conversion: The Quantity/Quality Trade-off
      and more ...

Economics and Culture (432 entries)

    How I Got Culture
    Primitive cultures need a dose of utilitarianism
    Why I'm Not Freaking Out
      and more ...

Economics of Crime (126 entries)

    Covenants without the Sword?
    Legal in some states, life imprisonment in others
    Five Victims of Joseph Stalin
      and more ...

Economics of Education (691 entries)

    Scott Alexander Calls Out the New York Times
    Laureate Lessons for Education
    The Pride of Homeschooling
      and more ...

Economics of Health Care (880 entries)

    The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act
    Why Are Drug Prices So High?
    Was Obamacare truly evil, or just a missed opportunity?
      and more ...

EconTalk (29 entries)

    Munger on the Basic Income Guarantee
    Recession, Stagnation, and Monetary Policy
    Compensation, Health Care Costs, and Inequality
      and more ...

Education (8 entries)

    Kevin Williamson on education and politics
    Laureate Lessons for Education
    Moving Across My Monitor
      and more ...

Efficient Markets Hypothesis (29 entries)

    What do markets tell us about US Presidents?
    How the EMH can reduce government spending, taxes, and inequality
    Why Bryan Caplan almost always wins his bets
      and more ...

Energy, Environment, Resources (444 entries)

    The Texas magnet
    Henderson on Oge's CAFE
    Henderson on Latest Love Canal Book
      and more ...

Entrepreneurialism (17 entries)

    Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur?
    My Writing Tutor: Dan Seligman
    Community Response to Crises
      and more ...

Eurozone crisis (93 entries)

    On the Italian referendum
    The Italian referendum
    Theresa May's anti-libertarian turn
      and more ...

Family Economics (284 entries)

    National Origin as Nurture Effect
    Breaking Conformity Equilibria: The Case of Mormon Polygamy
    The Pride of Homeschooling
      and more ...

Finance (121 entries)

    What are the implications of higher interest rates?
    Saving cannot go "into" existing assets
    How the EMH can reduce government spending, taxes, and inequality
      and more ...

Finance: stocks, options, etc. (930 entries)

    Fama versus Thaler
    Noah Smith and Zachary David refute the EMH
    Zachary David on NGDP futures targeting
      and more ...

Fiscal Policy (504 entries)

    Monetary offset isn't really a choice, it's built in to policy
    Deficits always matter
    Did monetary offset cause the Great Recession?
      and more ...

Foreign Policy (5 entries)

    Noah Smith on the Islamic Civil War
    Thomas Schelling Bio
    Risk of Nuclear War
      and more ...

Free Markets (20 entries)

    Primitive cultures need a dose of utilitarianism
    Capitalism has a PR problem
    The new political divide
      and more ...

Game Theory (51 entries)

    Thomas Schelling Bio
    Yudkowsky's insight, Newcomb's Paradox, "air pockets", and long and variable leads
    Garett Jones and Charles Tiebout
      and more ...

Growth: Causal Factors (432 entries)

    My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky
    Growth, or jobs for Americans?
    The Texas magnet
      and more ...

Growth: Consequences (292 entries)

    Growth, or jobs for Americans?
    Chemo For Cats
    Farewell, Thomas Sowell
      and more ...

History of Economic Thought (2 entries)

    Milton Friedman: The Compromise Candidate
    Stigler on Shaw on Marx
      and more ...

Human Capital: Returns to entrepreneurs, skills, etc. (47 entries)

    Biography of Edmund Phelps
    Larry Summers on TPP
    Reynolds on Summers and Piketty
      and more ...

Incentives (17 entries)

    Why the Electoral College Will Not be Abolished
    How the Free Market Breaks Down Discrimination
    A Nobel Prediction
      and more ...

Income Distribution (440 entries)

    Stigler on Shaw on Income Equality
    Finland's Universal Basic Income experiment
    Significant Links
      and more ...

Industrial Organization (7 entries)

    Who will save China's rust belt?
    Let Them In
    Multinationals Are Well-Managed in All Countries
      and more ...

Information Goods, Intellectual Property (263 entries)

    GMU's Visionary
    Animal Farm in Reverse
    Tom Friedman on Thank You for Being Late
      and more ...

Institutional Economics (147 entries)

    Covenants without the Sword?
    Binding Arbitration: The Radical Implications
    #TWET...Slavery & Racism
      and more ...

International Macroeconomics: Exchange Rates, International Debt, etc. (116 entries)

    China trade has been a boon to the US, China, and the world.
    Liquidity traps and stupidity traps
    Border tax bleg
      and more ...

International Trade (290 entries)

    Ominous Inaugural Addresses
    China trade has been a boon to the US, China, and the world.
    Border tax bleg
      and more ...

IQ in Economics (54 entries)

    Garett Jones and Charles Tiebout
    A Swarm of Thoughts on Hive Mind
    The Architecture of Hive Mind
      and more ...

Labor Market (836 entries)

    Trumpism in China
    China trade has been a boon to the US, China, and the world.
    Growth, or jobs for Americans?
      and more ...

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing (455 entries)

    Peter Robinson Interviews Kellyanne Conway
    Orange Rocks and the Minimum Wage
    National Origin as Nurture Effect
      and more ...

Law and Economics (7 entries)

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed
    Is the Limit on Nuclear Liability a Subsidy?
    Dictating Contract Terms Limits Bargaining Power
      and more ...

Liberty (38 entries)

    Primitive cultures need a dose of utilitarianism
    In Praise of Ineffective Politicians
    Legal in some states, life imprisonment in others
      and more ...

Macroeconomics (1166 entries)

    AS/AD: Another suggested interpretation
    The peculiar persistence of monetary policy denialism
    Liquidity traps and stupidity traps
      and more ...

Media Watch (11 entries)

    Scott Alexander Calls Out the New York Times
    Reflections on my Latest RT Appearance
    The New York Times Overpaid
      and more ...

Microeconomics (272 entries)

    Against Robotic Panic
    The Immigration/Labor Demand Elasticity Puzzle
    Labor Demand Elasticity: Boredom is Thoughtless
      and more ...

Monetary Policy (556 entries)

    AS/AD: Another suggested interpretation
    The peculiar persistence of monetary policy denialism
    Liquidity traps and stupidity traps
      and more ...

Money (86 entries)

    Williamson on Rogoff's Case Against Cash
    Was USAID Behind Indian Government's War on Cash?
    India's money shortage
      and more ...

moral reasoning (70 entries)

    Utilitarianism: beyond victims and villains
    Primitive cultures need a dose of utilitarianism
    Giving Thanks
      and more ...

Obituaries (40 entries)

    Ralph Raico, RIP
    Ralph Raico, RIP
    Robert Tollison, RIP
      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 (896 entries)

    Munger on the Basic Income Guarantee
    Covenants without the Sword?
    Easy Answer All My Students Should Know
      and more ...

Politics and Economics (682 entries)

    Ominous Inaugural Addresses
    Liquidity traps and stupidity traps
    Was Obamacare truly evil, or just a missed opportunity?
      and more ...

Pop culture (2 entries)

    The intellectual as a celebrity
    The Economist and Star Trek Beyond
      and more ...

Price Controls (109 entries)

    The Great Californian Bag Surplus
    Alan Blinder's Bad Article
    Trump on Obamacare
      and more ...

Productivity, Baumol's cost disease (15 entries)

    Who will save China's rust belt?
    Tyler Cowen on America's Future
    Some Data to Ponder
      and more ...

Property Rights (57 entries)

    Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?
    Chrysler's Disgusting Ad
    Market urbanism in Houston
      and more ...

Public Choice Theory (343 entries)

    Dave Barry Highlights
    Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on War and Presidential Success
    Peter Robinson Interviews Kellyanne Conway
      and more ...

Public Goods (59 entries)

    Easy Question Almost All My Public Choice Students Miss
    Semi-Private Production of National Defense
    My Case for Activism
      and more ...

Regulation (441 entries)

    Trumpism in China
    Williamson on Rogoff's Case Against Cash
    McArdle Advocates Paternalism
      and more ...

Regulation and Subsidies (226 entries)

    Good News on Repealing Obamacare: The Woodwork Effect
    Do Steps Toward Freedom Create Net Benefits?
    Henderson on Reich's Saving Capitalism
      and more ...

Revealed Preference (70 entries)

    Good News on Repealing Obamacare: The Woodwork Effect
    Non-materialistic millennials and the Great Stagnation
    Missing moods at the Boston Globe
      and more ...

Social Security (201 entries)

    McArdle Advocates Paternalism
    Finally Some Good News from Paul Krugman
    Krugman's Strange View About Planning for the Future
      and more ...

sports economics (11 entries)

    Rio Reality Check
    Decisions and Outcomes
    Seattle Seahawks' Many Margins
      and more ...

Statistical theory and methods (17 entries)

    Machine Learning, Big Data, and Causation: #TWET
    Sports Outcomes and Randomness
    Friedman and Reynolds on Saez and Zucman
      and more ...

Supply-side Economics (45 entries)

    What do markets tell us about US Presidents?
    Why Trump's policies will not signficantly boost aggregate demand
    It's hard to raise a lot of tax revenue
      and more ...

Tax Reform (85 entries)

    The Great Californian Bag Surplus
    Border tax bleg
    Economic Growth and the Policy Debate
      and more ...

Taxation (202 entries)

    Williamson on Rogoff's Case Against Cash
    Border tax bleg
    Trump's Trade Trifecta
      and more ...

Terrorism (11 entries)

    Brennan Admits Unintended Consequences of U.S. Intervention
    Will and O'Sullivan on Conquest
    McArdle on Foreign Intervention and Blowback
      and more ...

Trade Barriers (22 entries)

    Chuck Norris vs Communism
    Is the TPP Good or Bad on Net?
    California Water Numbers
      and more ...

Unintended Consequences (10 entries)

    An open letter to America's CEOs
    Just how influential is the USA?
    Brennan Admits Unintended Consequences of U.S. Intervention
      and more ...

Upcoming Events (85 entries)

    Speech Tomorrow at San Jose State University
    An Economist's Case for a Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy
    My Talk at the University of Toronto
      and more ...

Wages and Salaries (9 entries)

    Is Tyler Cowen's Point Well Known?
    Supply and demand: Handle with care
    Two dubious ideas
      and more ...

Wealth distribution (12 entries)

    Chemo For Cats
    Is Tyler Cowen's Point Well Known?
    Voters in successful neoliberal economies have no interest in Pikettynomics
      and more ...
Return to top