Monthly Archives: February 2008

Blogger flies – open thread

I’m heading up to Brisbane today, and giving a talk at UQ Business School on Friday. In the meantime, feel free to post on the NSW bearpit, William F. Buckley’s passing, why hedge funds don’t like Eddy Groves, or anything … Continue reading

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So, you want to write an op-ed?

In 2004, I wrote a document called ‘a few tips for opinion piece writers’, and posted them on my website. I gave a talk today to an ANU masterclass on op-ed writing, organised by NYU’s Brooke Kroeger. This afternoon, I … Continue reading

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Summit to talk about

Kevin Rudd has announced the chairs of the 2020 summit panels. Professor Glyn Davis – Chair Dr David Morgan – Future directions for the Australian economy Warwick Smith – Economic infrastructure, the digital economy and the future of our cities … Continue reading

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The Politics of Hope

My AFR oped today is on Barack Obama and the politics of hope. Full text over the fold.

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No loss to liberty, but no gain in fraternity

Several studies have looked at the impact of the French 35 hour week law on economic output (my recollection is that most find little impact). Now another study has looked at its effect on social capital. Its conclusion? Not much … Continue reading

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Backgrounder on prediction markets

The latest issue of Scientific American has an article on prediction markets. Those who know the literature won’t learn that much from it, but it does have a neat history on the Iowa Electronic Markets. My favourite quote: When the … Continue reading

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And he calls himself an ozeconblogger?

Apologies for not having posted on the two big economic issues of the week in Australian politics: the NAIRU and the Garnaut interim report. Just one of those weeks, I’m afraid. Fortunately, Joshua Gans and John Quiggin (inter alia) have … Continue reading

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