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Amazon vs. Hachette: A textbook example of selling

By Robin Mordfin - October 30, 2014
Monopsony led to this week’s IGM Forum poll questions, with answers that show most of the panel’s economic experts like the web bookseller.

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Read this: Economists remember, distance matters, oikonomia returns

By Chelsea Vail - October 30, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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Daily data: Effects of price transparency in health care

By Dee Gill - October 29, 2014
If comparative shopping for hip replacement surgery were as easy as finding a great deal on a designer handbag, would health care in the United States be cheaper?

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Daily data: That new factor might not help you much

By Mike Maiello - October 28, 2014
Factor-based investing is at the heart of the smart beta investing phenomenon...

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Read this: Anecdotes amuse, helicopter money stimulates, startup fights ebola

By Chelsea Vail - October 23, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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Daily data: Inside traders get richer with fewer analysts watching

By Dee Gill - October 23, 2014
Executives who work in publicly traded companies often hold company shares, and they profit from trading them just like any other investor.

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Daily data: Trading behavior and the "rank effect"

By Dee Gill - October 22, 2014
Want to know who’s selling a hot stock? Ask them what else they own.

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Daily data: Those contentious Fed policies helped

By Dee Gill - October 21, 2014
The US Federal Reserve worked aggressively and controversially to push down interest rates during the recent recession, but economists still debate whether the policy really helped the economy in measurable ways.

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Read this: Nobels confound, Piketty returns, inequality impacts parenting

By Chelsea Vail - October 16, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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Piketty on inequality: 34 economists who aren't convinced (and one who is)

By Robin Mordfin - October 15, 2014
This week, the IGM Forum economists were asked if Piketty is correct (and their answers have jumpstarted the debate).

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Peter Thiel on entrepreneurship: Three contrarian ideas for going from 'zero to one'

By Chelsea Vail - October 15, 2014
Peter Thiel, the entrepreneur and venture capitalist, spoke to a sold-out crowd at Chicago Booth on Wednesday about how to find success as an entrepreneur.

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Read this: Groups think, policies fail, leveraged loans rebound

By Chelsea Vail - October 09, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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How political rallies impact economic gains

By Alina Dizik - October 08, 2014
Social networks aren’t only vehicles for ad campaigns and Buzzfeed lists—they can have a measureable impact on an already unsteady business climate in developing nations.

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Share your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video!

By Chelsea Vail - October 06, 2014
When Chicago Booth students arrived on campus this fall, their first order of business was to respond to a challenge issued by MIT Sloan—the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, that is.

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Read this: Regulators play favorites, inequality vexes, jobs open

By Chelsea Vail - October 02, 2014
The Capital Ideas blog brings you research, analysis, and commentary from Chicago Booth and beyond. This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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