Bryan Caplan and David Henderson

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Alternative Economics (12 entries)

    Cryptocurrencies and Mobile Tipping
    A Literary Theoretical Treatment of Prices
    The Big Bag of Wealth
      and more ...

Austrian Economics (122 entries)

    The Austrian Tradition on Mises' Birthday
    Intervention Leads to More Intervention
    John Blundell on the Rebirth of Austrian Economics
      and more ...

Behavioral Economics and Rationality (949 entries)

    Preferences in The Warriors
    Aging Out of Addiction
    Pious Thinking
      and more ...

Book Club (57 entries)

    Fawcett's Liberalism
    Left wing parents and right wing dystopias
    Food, snobbery and anti-capitalism
      and more ...

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings (668 entries)

    Henderson on Piketty, Part 2
    Henderson on Piketty, Part 1
    A 13 minute primer on DeirdreMcCloskeyanism
      and more ...

Business Economics (250 entries)

    Krugman on Amazon
    Walmart to the Rescue
    Trust, Even in the Face of Government Hostility
      and more ...

Central Planning vs. Local Knowledge (160 entries)

    Is "spontaneous order" such a very bad idea?
    Don't jump to conclusions (markets are smarter than you or I)
    Richard Epstein's Faulty Case for Intervention
      and more ...

Cost-benefit Analysis (278 entries)

    Fixed Costs and Open Borders
    Ebola and Open Borders
    Risk Analysis in One Lesson
      and more ...

Cross-country Comparisons (204 entries)

    Daniel Hamermesh: Let's Make it Harder for Low-Skilled People
    Canadian success
    Scotland, Quebec, and Tupy
      and more ...

Econlog Administrative Issues (49 entries)

    Twitter Chat on Personal Finance, Monday from 8-9 PM Central
    Open Borders Bingo!
    Evidence that EconLog has the Best Readers on the Internet
      and more ...

Economic Education (288 entries)

    How to Teach the Income and Substitution Effects
    Dick Wagner on Buchanan
    Krugman's Misleading Post on Coal
      and more ...

Economic History (366 entries)

    Imagining the Proto-Blogosphere
    Recarving Rushmore: With Warren G. Harding
    Paper of the Week: The Jitneys, or The Uber of Early 20th Century
      and more ...

Economic Methods (455 entries)

    Ebola Bet Followup
    Ebola Bet
    Pious Thinking
      and more ...

Economic Philosophy (828 entries)

    Fixed Costs and Open Borders
    The Grand Budapest Hotel's Sublime Apology
    Ebola and Open Borders
      and more ...

Economics and Culture (350 entries)

    Imagining the Proto-Blogosphere
    Preferences in The Warriors
    An Odd A Priori Argument Against Private Education
      and more ...

Economics of Crime (84 entries)

    Crime and Sheepskins
    Prosecuting Truancy
    Causation
      and more ...

Economics of Education (621 entries)

    Crime and Sheepskins
    Prosecuting Truancy
    An Odd A Priori Argument Against Private Education
      and more ...

Economics of Health Care (819 entries)

    Progress on OTC Contraceptives
    Ebola Bet Followup
    Ebola Bet
      and more ...

EconTalk (3 entries)

    Piketty, Piketty, Piketty, Piketty
    Afterthoughts on Elizabeth Green EconTalk episode
    The Summer of Sharing
      and more ...

Education (2 entries)

    Financial Literacy, Human Capital, and Liberal Education
    Afterthoughts on Elizabeth Green EconTalk episode
      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 (395 entries)

    What Does Fusion Mean for the Future?
    My 1984 CEA Memo on Alaskan Oil Exports
    My 1983 CEA Memo on the Ban on Alaskan Oil Exports
      and more ...

Entrepreneurialism (6 entries)

    Will lower prices gain Uber support?
    Poverty and "enterprise facilitators"
    The resurrection of the automatic watch
      and more ...

Eurozone crisis (53 entries)

    Uber Wars Update
    Scotland and the irrational media
    Clive Crook on Scotland
      and more ...

Family Economics (253 entries)

    Getting a B.A. and Living With Your Parents
    Social Desirability Bias and Abortion
    Saving Money with One Income
      and more ...

Finance (92 entries)

    Maskin's Failure
    A certain laxity in word choice
    Barriers to Entry in Markets for Options on Municipal Bonds?
      and more ...

Finance: stocks, options, etc. (907 entries)

    Henderson on Piketty, Part 3
    Should Financial Literacy Be Part of the Core of K-12 Education?
    Barriers to Entry in Markets for Options on Municipal Bonds?
      and more ...

Fiscal Policy (449 entries)

    Did the Bush tax rebates actually work?
    Jean Tirole on Scaling Back Government
    Response to Krugman on My Canada Study
      and more ...

Free Markets (4 entries)

    Currency and lotteries: Is there a free lunch?
    What's wrong with Hong Kong? (Too much government)
    Markets and Prices Allow Us To Use Knowledge We Don't Have
      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 (365 entries)

    Diseases of Poverty: Neglecting the Obvious
    The Wonder of Markets
    There's No Such Thing as a Free Bomb: A Brilliant Idea from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
      and more ...

Growth: Consequences (256 entries)

    Diseases of Poverty: Neglecting the Obvious
    Henderson on Piketty, Part 1
    Today's Necessary Skills, Tomorrow's Hobbies: From the Comments
      and more ...

Human Capital: Returns to entrepreneurs, skills, etc. (45 entries)

    Reynolds on Summers and Piketty
    Piketty's Dodge on Inequality
    Friday Night Video: Good Advice from Ashton Kutcher
      and more ...

Income Distribution (379 entries)

    Henderson on Piketty, Part 3
    Housing and poverty
    Henderson on Piketty, Part 2
      and more ...

Information Goods, Intellectual Property (243 entries)

    Crime and Sheepskins
    The Wonder of Markets
    Social TV: Social Media Creates More Weak Ties
      and more ...

Institutional Economics (137 entries)

    Quotes From a Colloquium
    Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren*
    McCloskey on Self-Ownership, Taxation, and the Corruption of Virtue
      and more ...

International Macroeconomics: Exchange Rates, International Debt, etc. (85 entries)

    Happy Birthday, Leland Yeager
    Ron McKinnon, RIP
    If something can't go on forever, it will
      and more ...

International Trade (207 entries)

    Jeff Hummel's Case for Martin Van Buren over Tyler
    Richard McKenzie on Foreign Export Subsidies
    My 1984 CEA Memo on Alaskan Oil Exports
      and more ...

IQ in Economics (51 entries)

    Your Big Doubts About the 10,000 Hour Rule Are Well-Founded
    Four Big Facts About Hiring and IQ
    Age and Common Sense
      and more ...

Labor Market (685 entries)

    Jean Tirole on Scaling Back Government
    Pot Calling the Kettle . . . White?
    Daniel Hamermesh: Let's Make it Harder for Low-Skilled People
      and more ...

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing (345 entries)

    The Grand Budapest Hotel's Sublime Apology
    Ebola and Open Borders
    Open Borders: My Vox Interview
      and more ...

Macroeconomics (921 entries)

    Nominal GDP is not real (and is really tiny)
    It's the economy, stupid
    You know you're in trouble when even the Italians forget how to inflate
      and more ...

Microeconomics (251 entries)

    How Economics Helps Us Understand: Airline Practices
    The Use of Force in Society: Defining The State in Introductory Economics
    What Would Happen if Teams Went For it on Fourth Down More Often?
      and more ...

Monetary Policy (303 entries)

    Nominal GDP is not real (and is really tiny)
    It's the economy, stupid
    You know you're in trouble when even the Italians forget how to inflate
      and more ...

Money (66 entries)

    Currency and lotteries: Is there a free lunch?
    Grade deflation, grade illusion, and academic depressions
    Henderson, Rothbard on Fractional Reserves
      and more ...

moral reasoning (38 entries)

    Words and meaning (good theft and bad)
    One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People
    Cotton, and Slaves, and Arrogance: Honor and Violence, Machismo and Appeasement
      and more ...

Obituaries (19 entries)

    Friday Night Video: Tom Palmer on Leonard Liggio
    Leonard Liggio RIP
    Ron McKinnon, 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 (816 entries)

    Dobelli on Stadiums: What are the Alternatives?
    The Logic of Gilensian Activism
    Lorenzo on the opponents of neoliberalism
      and more ...

Politics and Economics (564 entries)

    Conservative Relativism
    Jeff Hummel's Case for Martin Van Buren over Tyler
    Rojas on Marijuana Legalization
      and more ...

Price Controls (58 entries)

    Unintended Consequences of De-Insuring Insurance
    Larry Summers on Oil Exports, Part I
    Reverse Mortgages in Organs
      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 (41 entries)

    What's wrong with Hong Kong? (Too much government)
    What's worse than a sloppy government bureaucracy?
    Who Owns the "Right to Recline?" The Airline
      and more ...

Public Choice Theory (270 entries)

    Lemieux: Let's Lose the "We"
    Dobelli on Stadiums: What are the Alternatives?
    Jeff Hummel's Case for Martin Van Buren over Tyler
      and more ...

Public Goods (48 entries)

    Flying blind
    Heuristics and Public Policy: Being Faithful With Little to be Trusted With Much?
    "The Criminalization of Parenthood" and Mortality Risks
      and more ...

Regulation (313 entries)

    Progress on OTC Contraceptives
    Housing and poverty
    Henderson on Tirole
      and more ...

Regulation and Subsidies (203 entries)

    Maskin's Failure
    Friday Night Audio: Henderson on George Hilton
    Prohibition: Then versus Now
      and more ...

Revealed Preference (54 entries)

    Prize Bleg
    Greenhouse Gases
    Is the Sharing Economy a Rip-Off?
      and more ...

Social Security (191 entries)

    Social Security: The Inside Story
    Vanguard's Strange Assumption
    How Big of a Deal Is Social Security?
      and more ...

sports economics (7 entries)

    Basketball teams compete with each other. Basketball team companies cooperate, as they should.
    On Bastiat and the Edifice Complex
    The Economics of the Olympics
      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 (40 entries)

    What about Asia?
    Lefty's Laffer Curve
    Will Profiling Even Work? A Supply-Side Perspective
      and more ...

Tax Reform (67 entries)

    Why no Kansas miracle?
    The correct reason to oppose high MTRs
    Steve Moore's Alternative Maximum Tax
      and more ...

Taxation (138 entries)

    Henderson on Piketty, Part 3
    Time Inconsistency in Tax Policy: A Colombian Case Study
    Richard McKenzie on Foreign Export Subsidies
      and more ...

Terrorism (8 entries)

    Bets On Whether We Will Successfully "Degrade and Destroy" ISIS?
    Talk this Morning: "More Immigrants, Please"
    If I Were a Global Utilitarian...
      and more ...

Trade Barriers (18 entries)

    Bonding with Immigrants
    The Gains from Getting Rid of "Run Amok" Occupational Licensing
    The new future of television?
      and more ...

Upcoming Events (79 entries)

    Two Calls for Papers from Econ Journal Watch
    Welcome Back, Carden
    Reminder: My Debate at Oberlin
      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 ...

Wealth distribution (7 entries)

    Economics is all about consumption
    Philip Booth on Thomas Piketty
    Robert Murphy on Capital and Income
      and more ...
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