Monthly Archives: April 2007

The End of Monetarism

I’m organising an event on ‘The End of Monetarism’ at ANU on the afternoon of 30 April. It will feature ANU economist William Coleman speaking about his new book, with Treasury’s David Gruen as discussant. Details here.

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Rep Talk

I’ll be speaking at the ACT Australian Republican Movement’s annual dinner on 2 June. Feel free to contact the ARM if you’d like to attend. I’ll probably post the talk on the blog afterwards.

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Correlation, causation and c-sections

A recent report from the New York Times (subscription) showed how a top-class newspaper clearly distinguishes correlation from causation: A much-anticipated report from the largest and longest-running study of American child care has found that keeping a preschooler in a … Continue reading

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When the house grows, the company shrinks

From a new working paper by Crocker Liu and David Yermack: We study real estate purchases by major company CEOs, compiling a database of the principal residences of nearly every top executive in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. When … Continue reading

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Working it Out

Do you think that women do more total work (market and household) than men? If so, then the good news is that you’re in the company of most economists, including those from elite universities. The bad news is, you’re wrong. … Continue reading

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Remote Indigenous education – what works?

Kirsten Storry has a new CIS report out today on a topic that could conceivably be the most challenging social policy issue in Australia: how to improve the schools that serve Indigenous children. Some of the statistics are awful (eg. across … Continue reading

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It's not all over at age 3

Ed Sector’s Sara Mead (a former coauthor of mine) has a radical new policy paper out today – arguing that maybe policymakers are overemphasising early childhood programs (especially silly ones like giving Bach CDs to new parents).  Lawmakers have been … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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