Alumni College Talk

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 2:27pm
Speaking of Professor Finkler, on Friday he will be giving a talk for the Alumni College.   Here are the particulars: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Care (aka Obamacare): An Efficient and Equitable Path to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Health? Professor Marty Finkler Warch Campus Center Cinema 2:10-3:00 p.m. Friday, June 17

Master of Supply & Demand… and Lots of Other Stuff

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:21pm
In a twist on the “Life After Lawrence” meme, Professor Merton D. “Marty” Finkler officially retired yesterday, after serving on the economics faculty for more than 30 years.  Professor Finkler is the consummate economist, always interested in talking about economics and ideas whether in class or at the ball game.   He also has a … Continue reading Master of Supply & Demand… and Lots of Other Stuff

Masters of Supply & Demand

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 1:52pm
Congratulations to our 2016 graduates, many of whom walked the stage yesterday.  We were happy to see so many of you and your families at the Saturday reception.   We trust we will hear back from you at some point (and not just because you are applying for graduate school and need a recommendation(!)). The … Continue reading Masters of Supply & Demand

Which country provides a similar GDP to each U.S. state?

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 12:00pm
See Carpe Diem for details and comparisons of productivity.    

Supply & Demand in the News

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:08am
From *both* of my final exams administered today…. Illustrate each of the following using “comparative static” analysis.   That is, draw a supply and demand graph, show a shift in supply or demand consistent with the headline. “Even with lots of fish, halibut prices high,” Homer News, June 7, 2016 “Salmon prices are rising due to … Continue reading Supply & Demand in the News

The New Economics of Religion

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:53pm
That’s the title of a June 2016 Journal of Economic Literature piece, available at a website near you.   Typically, this wouldn’t warrant a response from the Lawrence Economics Blog, but typically you don’t see accolades like this directed towards one of our own: One of the classic papers written on the economics of religion, Azzi … Continue reading The New Economics of Religion

Economics / Science Hall Colloquium, Monday at 4:30, Wriston Auditorium

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:49pm
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

10 Ways to Tell If You Are Sitting Next to an Economist

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:55am
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

Five Big Truths About Trade

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:02pm
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

LSB Event, April 27

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:06am

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