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Tyler Cowen  Alex Tabarrok

Marginal Revolution is a blog focused on economics run by economists Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, both of wh [Read More]

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*Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know About Baseball* (scouting bleg)
The role of reports and bureaucracy in the quantification of baseball prospects is a story that has long been obscured by a romantic notion of what scouts do and who they are.  Outside of scouting memoirs, only a handful of book-length studies of sco...
Marginal Revolution
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

*The Economist* picks eight young top economists
They are: Ms Dell and her Harvard colleagues Isaiah Andrews, Nathaniel Hendren and Stefanie Stantcheva; Parag Pathak and Heidi Williams of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…Emi Nakamura of the University of California, Berkeley and Amir Sufi ...
Marginal Revolution
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tuesday assorted links
1. How to start a travel blog. 2. Basketball in Tibet. 3. TAZARA railway, history of. 4. San Francisco eliminates parking minimums. 5. The psychology of deadly force?  6. A mother's leap of faith at an African airport. 7. Bambi as punishment. The pos...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Trends and major issues to watch for in 2019
That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is the fourth of the four major issues I list: How will India's intellectual space evolve? Many Western outsiders used to root for a particular Indian brand of Anglo liberalism to assume increasin...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Police in Philadelphia Stealing Houses
The Supreme Court is considering whether the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states as well as to the federal government. If the SC needs more motivation to curb the abusive process of civil asset forfeiture they need look no fur...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Rational self-medication
We develop a theory of rational self-medication. The idea is that forward-looking individuals, lacking access to better treatment options, attempt to manage the symptoms of mental and physical pain outside of formal medical care. They use substances ...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Does school spending matter for child outcomes?
It seems it does, here is an excerpt from the conclusion of a new C. Kirabo Jackson paper on this question: The recent quasi-experimental literature that relates school spending to student outcomes overwhelmingly support a causal relationship between...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The actuarial code of conduct, with David Wright
David posts: While my interview guests are getting settled in I occasionally ask them to read out some of the actuarial code of conduct and we discuss it. I'm assembling those clips into some content for my paid actuarial continuing education channel...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday assorted links
1. Henry on Tom Lehrer and IDW. 2. 536 A.D. sucked (Icelandic volcano at fault?). 3. Few people are trapped in filter bubbles. 4. The battle to control your mindfulness (WSJ). 5. "Not a single company has borrowed money through the $1.2tn US high-yie...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, December 17, 2018

Stunning Figures on Energy Efficiency
Over the past 60 years, the energy efficiency of ever-less expensive logic engines has improved by over one billion fold. No other machine of any kind has come remotely close to matching that throughout history. Consider the implications even from 19...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, December 17, 2018

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