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Read this: Love and bias, robot revolts, and US federal budget fibs

By Chelsea Vail - January 29, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Principles of textbook economics

By Robin Mordfin - January 28, 2015
Textbooks are still an issue for college students. This week, the IGM Economic Experts Panel considered...

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Read this: Super Bowl ads, cheaper smartphones, and Chinese housing

By Chelsea Vail - January 22, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Funds use questionable strategy to disguise underperformance

By Dee Gill - January 21, 2015
Conservative investors often view a higher dividend yield as a good thing, in part because they can...

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Daily data: Building a better consumer price index

By Dee Gill - January 21, 2015
Economists from Yale and Chicago Booth have built a new model for pegging the prices consumers pay...

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Daily data: You can have an efficient portfolio even if you trade

By Michael Maiello - January 20, 2015
Turn on your large covariance matrix estimator and you're likely to discover the Higgs-Boson. Wait, that's...

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Do more business with email marketing

By Chelsea Vail - January 20, 2015
Email is the go-to marketing channel for businesses large and small—it's targetable, measurable, and...

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Read this: Police cameras, math fun, and social media

By Chelsea Vail - January 15, 2015

This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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How oil prices will affect the US economy

By Robin Mordfin - January 14, 2015
Oil prices are dropping around the world as production remains high and new sources are opened.

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Daily data: Rankings push corporations to pollute less

By Alina Dizik - January 14, 2015
As companies look to get ahead, many are submitting to ratings systems that pit them against one another to track results.

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