Category Archives: Economics & Public Policy Course

EPP – unessential viewing

This Columbia Biz School video parody of the Bernanke-Hubbard rivalry (some background here) is tres entertaining. (Hat tip: Ian Holsman)

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EPP – blog feedback

Over the past three months, I’ve been using this blog (and its predecessor) to post additional readings for my MBS Economics & Public Policy class. I’m now keen to get feedback from the class on how well this has worked. … Continue reading

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EPP – Tiebout Sorting

The introduction to a new volume called Footloose at Fifty talks about the legacy of Charles Tiebout’s 1956 JPE paper “A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures”.

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EPP – Prediction markets links

Following on from the discussion in class last week, here are a couple of useful links on prediction markets: Wikipedia entry Time Magazine article

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Homo economicus

It is sometimes suggested that learning economics is easier if you come to the subject thinking like “homo economicus”. For example, if you’ve always believed that efficiency matters more than equity, the theory goes, you may find it easier to get the hang … Continue reading

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EPP – exam prep

Any EPP students wanting to see me about exam preparation, I’ll be holding office hours from 4.15-5.15pm today, and at the same time next Wednesday. Also, the class next Wednesday will be devoted to a review of the course. After … Continue reading

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EPP – additional readings

An article in yesterday’s NYT suggests that methodological differences in that most fickle of tasks – measuring GDP – may be overstating the share of national income received by employees.

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