Monthly Archives: November 2005

Amazon sells stolen goods

My wife Gweneth presented a paper at a conference on water management back in 2003. She was somewhat surprised to discover the other day that it’s now available for sale on Amazon. And no, she didn’t sign over the copyright. … Continue reading

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Potentially Topical

Any econometrically-inclined honours student out there looking for an interesting political science/political economy paper? I have an idea or two, so feel free to drop me an email. My price is pretty low – if it works out, coauthorship.

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Cheap talk

We’ve tweaked it a bit recently, so the ANU RSSS economics seminar schedule for the rest of the year appears below. The seminars are held in the Coombs building, and visitors are always welcome.

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The deskbar to end all deskbars

For anyone looking for the deskbar that will search anything and everything, check out Nigel Tao’s Deskbar Applet (he’s an ANU student, so we’re naturally very proud).

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The bump in the middle of the road

Self-confessed news junkie Paul Knapp emailed me today to tell me about NewsBump,* a site he’s created that allows people to move stories up and down, according to whether they like them. Like Google News Australia, but with voting. But … Continue reading

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They're not playing strip poker in Doha

Paul Samuelson once described comparative advantage as the best example of a “true and non-trivial proposition” in the social sciences. An interview with Senator Barnaby Joyce in the FT (online when hell freezes over) is a neat reminder of the … Continue reading

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Who's in the corner office?

The New York Times shows what you can do when you’re prepared to take a week pulling together some interesting statistics. In a piece on diversity, it looks at the extent to which the representation of women, racial minorities, and … Continue reading

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