Professor Elizabeth J. Wilson from the Humphrey School of Public Policy at the University of Minnesota will be here Monday to talk about the (potential) future of electricity systems. Professor Wilson is a rather extraordinary interdisciplinary scholar, with a background in environmental science and a Ph.D. in Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. … Continue reading Economics / Science Hall Colloquium, Monday at 4:30, Wriston Auditorium
You may have heard that an economist was taken off an airplane for working on equations that employed Greek letters. It turned out to be an Italian economist working out a differential equation. The Buttonwood column of the Economist provides some advice for those who might not know if they are sitting next to an … Continue reading 10 Ways to Tell If You Are Sitting Next to an Economist
In a recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, Princeton economist and former vice-chair of the Federal Reserve, Alan Blinder attempts to add constructive insight to the political discussion regarding international trade. Below you will find the Five Big Truth he cited. I encourage you to read the details. Most job losses are not … Continue reading Five Big Truths About Trade
This fall, Professor Finkler will be offering 421 Investments on Tuesdays 9:50-10:50 and Thursdays from 9:00 to 10:50. For those of you considering taking the course with a Tuesday conflict, this may open an opportunity for you. Here is the schedule, of course.
There are rumors of a fledgling Lawrence Economics Team. I am probably the wrong person to ask. Coach?
Image from the Bloomberg article, “Economics is Really Hard, Even for Harvard Ph.D.s.“
The title of the talk is Economics Red in Tooth and Claw, and it’s about Cuba.
It is that time of year where the days get longer, aided by a single leap and bound. This Saturday into Sunday, much of the US will push its clocks forward by one hour. Despite the “Daylight Savings” moniker, there is no actual daylight saved — it just shifts an hour from the morning to … Continue reading Springing Forward