All posts tagged with economics

Link: Nuts and civilizations

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California Sunday Magazine has a feature profiling farmers losing their water to nut growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley: “Dry”. It’s a story of wells...

Alfred Crosby interviewed

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Last week I linked to an article about the dispersal of the potato (“How the Potato Changed the World”). Smithsonian also has an interview with Alfred Crosby...

Leadership prediction and investment risk

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The Guardian has printed an excerpt of economics Nobelist Daniel Kahneman’s new book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. The story addresses the question of why invest...

Fogel profile

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The NY Times has a profile of economist Robert W. Fogel (“Technology Advances; Humankind Supersizes”). Fogel, along with other historical economists, has wor...

Nowhere the rational man

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David Sloan Wilson has been posting a series on behavioral economics (“Economics and evolution as different paradigms”). This, broadly speaking, is based on ...

Perils of modeling

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You’re not coming here for economic analysis, but I found this Wired article on quants, risk, and the financial crisis useful:

Cliometrics from Cicero

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I happened to be reading about the scholastic revival of Cicero, in the book Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin by Nicholas Ostler. It’s a really interesting...