- Mark Thoma reprints Hal Varian on why trying to outguess the sharemarket is a sucker’s game.
- Some useful ideas on giving an academic talk.
- Nicholas Gruen thinks Australian journalists could learn a thing or two from the NYT’s Allan Schwartz. Steve Levitt does too. For what it’s worth, any Australian newpaper journalist who wants an independent referee’s view on an economics paper is welcome to touch base. Particularly on controversial issues, I do think that the Schwartz method has a lot going for it.
- New Economist reports on research that Dutch game show contestants don’t like ugly people.