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Read this: Famous economists, the CBO at 40, and US R&D

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

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What to expect from a Greek debt default

By Robin Mordfin - February 25, 2015
In order to prevent a bankruptcy and default on March 1, the eurozone’s finance ministers approved...

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Daily data: Your voice is an important job-search tool

By Dee Gill - February 24, 2015
Job candidates are better able to communicate their intellect when they voice their credentials, either...

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Daily data: AP exam scores rise with more time between tests

By Dee Gill - February 23, 2015
Here's a tip for the Type A high school student who wants to maximize his scores on Advanced Placement...

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Daily data: How to increase bike-share ridership at no additional cost

By Dee Gill - February 20, 2015
Bike-sharing programs in cities like Paris, Beijing, and Chicago encourage commuters to use public transportation by supplying bikes...

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Read this: Econ blogs, R&D returns, and very interesting charts

By Chelsea Vail - February 19, 2015
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Daily data: Nobel Prize–winning research on GMM and volatility modeling, linked

By Michael Maiello - February 18, 2015
In their new paper, “Generalized Method of Integrated Moments for High-Frequency Data,” Xiu and Li link the work of Nobel Prize winners...

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Valentine's data: Committing to love lowers stress

By Robin Mordfin - February 13, 2015
Turns out, marriage and other long-term romantic commitments alter hormones in a way that reduces...

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Read this: Not-so-secret admirers, non-disclosure agreements, and Greek bonds

By Chelsea Vail - February 12, 2015
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How dynamic scoring could affect your taxes

By Robin Mordfin - February 11, 2015
It is generally accepted that the federal tax code needs an overhaul, and there are plenty of opinions on how to do it.

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Daily data: How fraud fueled the housing boom

By Dee Gill - February 10, 2015
Mortgage credit flooded into low income, low credit score neighborhoods during the housing boom...

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Daily data: Eligible homeowners lost out on billions in mortgage savings

By Dee Gill - February 09, 2015
Homeowners can save tens of thousands of dollars on even modest mortgages by refinancing when interest rates decline, as transactions...

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Daily data: Financial crisis doesn't always create long-lingering pain

By Dee Gill - February 06, 2015
Financial crises are generally bad for economies, as it's difficult for a country to increase output...

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Read this: Surge pay, game theory, and 'economy plus' education

By Chelsea Vail - February 05, 2015

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Daily data: Higher health care costs? It's not all the industry's fault

By Dee Gill - February 04, 2015
One of the biggest conundrums in US healthcare debate today concerns the vast differences in healthcare spending...

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