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Interview with Daniel Kahneman: Noise and Decision-Making

There are some situations where you would hope or expect that experts in a certain area, when faced with the same fact pattern, would make similar decisions: for example, if several doctors separately examine the same patient, or several judges consider an appropriate sentence for the same convicted criminal, or several insurance underwriters consider the appropriate insurance premium for a certain commercial client.

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Some Economics of the Black Death

“In October 1347 ships arrived in the Sicilian port of Messina carrying Genoese merchants from the Crimean Port of Kaffa.

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Interview with Lawrence Summers: Inflation and the Economy

It’s not common. But every now and then, a prominent economist will make a strong near-term prediction that flies in the face of both mainstream wisdom and their known political loyalties.

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How Does an Economics Major Cause Higher Incomes?

It’s well-known that those who major in economics earn more, on average, than those who major in other social sciences or in the humanities.

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Inflation: Many Prices Rising or Just a Few?

Is the ongoing inflation in the US economy more likely to be a temporary burst that will fade away, or a longer-term pattern that will require a policy reaction?

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Slavery and Economic Development in Brazil

Roughly half of all the slaves who made the trans-Atlantic passage from Africa to the New World from the 1500s to the 1800s disembarked in Brazil, where slavery was not abolished until 1888.

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UK's GDP is 1.5% Above its Pre-Pandemic Level

Britain’s economy grew at a slower pace than first thought. 

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