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 (123 entries)

    I Keep Returning to This Book...
    The Austrian Tradition on Mises' Birthday
    Intervention Leads to More Intervention
      and more ...

Behavioral Economics and Rationality (953 entries)

    Third Parties in Congress: Props to Jon Murphy
    Does Identity Politics Pay?
    The Identity of Shame
      and more ...

Book Club (58 entries)

    Herbert Spencer on Amazon (and Uber)
    Fawcett's Liberalism
    Left wing parents and right wing dystopias
      and more ...

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings (672 entries)

    Henderson on Piketty, Part 6
    Henderson on Piketty, Part 5
    Gordon Tullock, 1922-2014
      and more ...

Business Economics (251 entries)

    Hachette and Amazon made a deal
    Krugman on Amazon
    Walmart to the Rescue
      and more ...

Central Planning vs. Local Knowledge (161 entries)

    Who Will Build the Roads?
    Is "spontaneous order" such a very bad idea?
    Don't jump to conclusions (markets are smarter than you or I)
      and more ...

Cost-benefit Analysis (282 entries)

    Immigration Charity Prospect
    On the Complexity of the World
    Crime, Education, and the NLSY: The Role of the Sheepskin Effect
      and more ...

Cross-country Comparisons (206 entries)

    Immigration Charity Prospect
    The smart against the dumb: The new Cold War
    Daniel Hamermesh: Let's Make it Harder for Low-Skilled People
      and more ...

Econlog Administrative Issues (50 entries)

    EconLog Guest Stint #2 Ends This Month: Requests?
    Twitter Chat on Personal Finance, Monday from 8-9 PM Central
    Open Borders Bingo!
      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 (369 entries)

    A Lot Happened in 1962
    Two Skeptical Questions About State Capacity
    An Anarcho-Capitalist Disney Movie I'd Like to See: Who Paid for The Palace?
      and more ...

Economic Methods (460 entries)

    Thank Obama for All He's Done
    Bechhofer Immigration Bet
    The "it doesn't matter" theories
      and more ...

Economic Philosophy (840 entries)

    The Lawful Neutral Case for Deferred Action
    On the Complexity of the World
    A Nice Quote for Obama's Immigration Address
      and more ...

Economics and Culture (352 entries)

    Two Tullock Stories
    The Identity of Shame
    Imagining the Proto-Blogosphere
      and more ...

Economics of Crime (92 entries)

    Intertemporal Corruption
    Best of the Blogs
    Imprisoning Immigrants
      and more ...

Economics of Education (625 entries)

    Crime, Education, and the NLSY: The Role of the Sheepskin Effect
    Me in NYC on Thursday
    Crime, Education, and the NLSY: The Role of Ability Bias
      and more ...

Economics of Health Care (822 entries)

    Zycher on Gruber
    Jonathan Gruber's Economics
    DeLong on How Income Has Grown in all Quintiles
      and more ...

EconTalk (3 entries)

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

Education (3 entries)

    Teaching the Children by Example
    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 (399 entries)

    Carbon Taxes: The Tax Interaction Effect
    The New Brownsville U-Turn
    Henderson on Piketty, Part 6
      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 (254 entries)

    Best of the Blogs
    Getting a B.A. and Living With Your Parents
    Social Desirability Bias and Abortion
      and more ...

Finance (94 entries)

    A few thoughts on free banking
    Best of the Blogs
    Maskin's Failure
      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 (450 entries)

    No, low interest rates do not call for more public investment
    Did the Bush tax rebates actually work?
    Jean Tirole on Scaling Back Government
      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 (367 entries)

    Paul Krugman: David Henderson Was Right
    Stateless Reality 2.0 as a Substitute for Tyranny in Physical Reality
    Diseases of Poverty: Neglecting the Obvious
      and more ...

Growth: Consequences (257 entries)

    Stateless Reality 2.0 as a Substitute for Tyranny in Physical Reality
    Diseases of Poverty: Neglecting the Obvious
    Henderson on Piketty, Part 1
      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 (383 entries)

    Henderson on Net Neutrality and Economic Inequality
    Henderson on Piketty, Part 5
    DeLong on How Income Has Grown in all Quintiles
      and more ...

Information Goods, Intellectual Property (245 entries)

    Stateless Reality 2.0 as a Substitute for Tyranny in Physical Reality
    Can Labeling Compound Erroneous Beliefs?
    Crime and Sheepskins
      and more ...

Institutional Economics (138 entries)

    An Anarcho-Capitalist Disney Movie I'd Like to See: Who Paid for The Palace?
    Quotes From a Colloquium
    Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren*
      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 (687 entries)

    Reminiscences of Walter Heller
    IMF's Loungani: Demand for Labor is Downward-Sloping
    Jean Tirole on Scaling Back Government
      and more ...

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing (352 entries)

    Immigration Charity Prospect
    Thank Obama for All He's Done
    The Bottom Line on DACA
      and more ...

Macroeconomics (924 entries)

    Sticky wages and sticky fed funds rates
    For some strange reason Keynes and Hayek caused the Great Recession
    Supply and demand-side stagnation
      and more ...

Microeconomics (254 entries)

    The Margins of Moral Weaseling
    Price Discrimination at the Movie Theater: Bring Your Own Candy, or See an Extra Movie
    Minecraft, Survival Craft, and Network Goods
      and more ...

Monetary Policy (313 entries)

    Sticky wages and sticky fed funds rates
    Is George Selgin defending Keynes on liquidity traps?
    How Europe did a "1937"
      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 (41 entries)

    Jonathan Gruber's Economics
    Worse than a crime, it was a blunder: A pragmatic case for honesty
    The great sin, the even greater sin, and the enlightened path
      and more ...

Obituaries (22 entries)

    Kakha Bendukidze, RIP
    Richard McKenzie on Gordon Tullock
    Gordon Tullock, 1922-2014
      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 (822 entries)

    Why America can't have small government (and China can)
    The Lawful Neutral Case for Deferred Action
    Intertemporal Corruption
      and more ...

Politics and Economics (568 entries)

    Sunstein on Hayek
    Third Parties in Congress: Props to Jon Murphy
    Non-voting is a right too
      and more ...

Price Controls (60 entries)

    Henderson on Minimum Wage for Prager University
    IMF's Loungani: Demand for Labor is Downward-Sloping
    Unintended Consequences of De-Insuring Insurance
      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 (276 entries)

    Congressional Consumers Uber Alles
    Two Tullock Stories
    Richard McKenzie on Gordon Tullock
      and more ...

Public Goods (51 entries)

    Two Cheers at Least for Some Politicians
    Does Identity Politics Pay?
    Government Projects and Subsidies: What are the Alternatives?
      and more ...

Regulation (320 entries)

    Mexican Drug Warriors Disguise Themselves as U.S. Marines for Operations in the United States
    A Nice Quote for Obama's Immigration Address
    The New Brownsville U-Turn
      and more ...

Regulation and Subsidies (204 entries)

    Zycher on Gruber
    Maskin's Failure
    Friday Night Audio: Henderson on George Hilton
      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 (8 entries)

    What Could UAB Get for What it Spends on Sports?
    Basketball teams compete with each other. Basketball team companies cooperate, as they should.
    On Bastiat and the Edifice Complex
      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 (68 entries)

    Alvin Rabushka's Triumph
    Why no Kansas miracle?
    The correct reason to oppose high MTRs
      and more ...

Taxation (143 entries)

    Carbon Taxes: The Tax Interaction Effect
    Zycher on Gruber
    Henderson on Piketty, Part 6
      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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