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Watch high school wiz kids compete in the final round of National Economics Challenge
Watch high school wiz kids compete in the final round of National Economics Challenge[The stream is slated to start at 1 p.m., ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] CNBC's Steve Liesman hosts the final round of the Council for Economic Education's National Economics Challenge, where high school ...read more
Source: CNBC
Published on Mon, 22 May 2017 12:37:00 GMT
Behavioural economics: What we know and how it could be mainstreamed
Behavioural economics: What we know and how it could be mainstreamedBehavioural economics has identified phenomena that standard models could not explain. But its critics warn that it is becoming little more than a ‘pile of quirks’. This column argues that the future development of behavioural economics should focus on ...read more
Source: voxeu.org
Published on Mon, 22 May 2017 00:13:00 GMT
Mounds View and North Penn High Schools Win National Economics Challenge 2017
Mounds View and North Penn High Schools Win National Economics Challenge 2017In an exciting culmination of the final round of 17th Annual National Economic Challenge, conducted by Council for Economic Education (CEE), Mounds View High School, Minnesota emerged winners in the Adam Smith category for students who took advanced ...read more
Source: Investopedia
Published on Mon, 22 May 2017 14:52:00 GMT
The economics of romance in Beauty and the Beast
The economics of romance in Beauty and the BeastI loved Disney’s Beauty and the Beast when I was a kid, and I couldn’t wait to see the recent remake. For a whole week afterward, I was humming my favorite tunes from the score. But it wasn’t until last week that one of my students pointed out that ...read more
Source: learnliberty.org
Published on Mon, 22 May 2017 04:44:00 GMT
The 13 best universities in Britain to study economics
The 13 best universities in Britain to study economicsThe economic profession has got a bad rap in Britain recently with the failure of "so-called experts" often cited by pro-Brexit campaigners as a reason to mistrust economists who overestimated the negative impacts of Brexit on the economy. Despite this ...read more
Source: Business Insider
Published on Sat, 20 May 2017 05:10:00 GMT
Watching With Arnold Kling Economics’ Left-Wing March
Watching With Arnold Kling Economics’ Left-Wing MarchArnold Kling has good reason to predict that, in his words, academic economics is on the road to becoming like academic sociology. That is, it will become increasingly driven by a left-wing agenda. Arnold himself, in the post linked here, offers no ...read more
Source: cafehayek.com
Published on Mon, 22 May 2017 13:42:00 GMT
Brazil’s Real Problem Is Economics -- Not Graft
Brazil’s Real Problem Is Economics -- Not GraftWhat on earth is going on in Brazil? Less than a year after impeaching one president for fiddling fiscal accounts, her successor is on the ropes amid allegations of graft. Dig a little deeper and the real problem is a recession deeper than any the country ...read more
Source: Bloomberg
Published on Mon, 22 May 2017 14:59:00 GMT
Economics & Investing for Preppers
Economics & Investing for PreppersHere are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the ...read more
Source: survivalblog.com
Published on Mon, 22 May 2017 00:17:00 GMT
Real World Economics: Trumps’ ‘pump’ looks like liberal economics
Real World Economics: Trumps’ ‘pump’ looks like liberal economicsWhen Donald Trump described his tax and spending proposals as “priming the pump,” we came full circle on the GOP’s approach to fiscal policy. Forth-six years after Richard Nixon offended many in his party by acknowledging, “I am now a Keynesian ...read more
Source: TwinCities Pioneer Press
Published on Sat, 20 May 2017 12:08:00 GMT
The laws of mathematics and economics
The laws of mathematics and economicsSome commentators on this blog — and elsewhere — seem to have problems with yours truly’s critique of the overly debonair attitude with which mathematics is applied to economics. In case you think the critique is some odd outcome of heterodox ...read more
Source: rwer.wordpress.com
Published on Mon, 22 May 2017 04:52:00 GMT