Around the Econblogs

  • Harry Clarke on why pot should stay illegal.
  • Alex Tabarrok on the stupidity of American legislators giving medals, but not money, for organ donors.
  • Joshua Gans on the economics of music downloading.
  • Greg Mankiw on the Illinois legislators who don’t understand tax incidence.
  • Stephen Dubner on a Welsh randomised trial of a parenting program. Hey, Australian policymakers, WHY DON’T YOU STOP PARROTING OVERSEAS STUDIES OF EARLY INTERVENTION AND TRY ONE HERE? 
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3 Responses to Around the Econblogs

  1. derrida derider says:

    Because we’ve spent most of the money to do it on a different approach to the same questions.

  2. Andrew Leigh says:

    Reasonable theory, but ‘most of the money’? The LSAC will cost $20.2 million over 9 years. That’s about the cheapest government program I’ve ever heard of. If they were interested in the topic, there’s still plenty in the early childhood kitty.

  3. Sacha says:

    Andrew, I thought that readers might be interested in a CSIRO Senior Economist job in Canberra, in the Land and Water Division:

    http://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2007%2F280

    The job looks very interesting and the pay is pretty nice ($99k – $149k p/a) too!

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