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A primer on the Greek Crisis

By Chelsea Vail - June 29, 2015
Anil Kashyap answers 18 questions you have about the crisis in Greece.

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Read this: Bottled water, skills programs, and Paul Krugman the street fighter

By Chelsea Vail - June 26, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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A new way to measure culture's effect on economic growth

By Dee Gill - June 25, 2015
The effect of culture on economic growth is evident, from the controversy over raising the retirement age...

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Daily data: A simple way to improve GDP forecasting

By Erik Kobayashi-Solomon - June 22, 2015
Policymakers are overlooking a useful forecasting metric, research suggests. That metric: aggregate earnings.

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Daily data: Quantitative easing worsened US regional inequality

By Dee Gill - June 17, 2015
Central banks around the world responded to the financial crisis that began in 2007 with quantitative...

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Nudge, nudge: Your politics are showing

By Jane Porter - June 16, 2015
It's difficult to quantify the number of conscious decisions a person makes in a day, but ballpark estimates...

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Read this: Federal technology failures, financial decision-making, and entrepreneurship metrics

By Chelsea Vail - June 12, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Casting doubt on the link between fertility and racism

By Megan E. Doherty - June 10, 2015
Recent studies have suggested a link between a woman's menstrual cycle and her tendency to exhibit racial...

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How the media move markets—even when the news is old

By Howard R. Gold - June 08, 2015
Media reports of insider trades ought to be considered old news. After all, the US Securities and Exchange Commission is the first to disclose...

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In memoriam: John Nash's contributions to game theory

By Alex Verkhivker - June 03, 2015
The IGM Economic Experts Panel this week remembers John F. Nash Jr., Nobel Laureate and famed mathematician, for his...

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Can Chicago become a Nerdopolis?

By Amy Merrick - June 01, 2015
Rahm Emanuel has vowed to transform Chicago into a global tech hub rivaling Silicon Valley.

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Daily data: Do soda taxes really tackle obesity?

By Dee Gill - May 28, 2015
In the United States, Mexican Coke has become a cult-classic import, attracting fanatics for the pure cane sugar...

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Read this: The Fed, the sharing economy, and internet trends

By Chelsea Vail - May 28, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Why teams can give 110 percent

By Alice G. Walton - May 22, 2015
If you've ever contributed more than your share to a group project, you may be surprised to learn...

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Read this: Big business, usernames, and artificial intelligence

By Chelsea Vail - May 21, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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