Monthly Archives: September 2007

Hold the front page?

More neat articles on the economics of the media keep appearing. This one is from the May 2007 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Economics: News Droughts, News Floods, and U.S. Disaster Relief Thomas Eisensee & David Strömberg This paper studies … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Trade & Development | 1 Comment

More Inequality, Less Social Mobility

Dan Andrews and I have a short paper out on the relationship between inequality and intergenerational mobility (aka social mobility). By contrast with the view that inequality is offset by more income mobility across generations, it turns out that in … Continue reading

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Do Economists Protest?

With all the anti-APEC protests taking place in Sydney this week, it’s a pity that there isn’t something to give a bit of balance. After all, one of APEC’s greatest achievements is to get all developed members to commit to … Continue reading

Posted in Coming Events, Economics Generally | 14 Comments