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Monthly Archives: October 2011
Hey, all economists are hedonists! Yeah, that man in the dull tie over there. And that dismal scientist too. And that one staring at her spreadsheets on a flickering screen. Oh yes, hedonists. Obviously, I do not mean we’re … Continue reading
Some economics is about trying to solve economic and social problems. Some economics is about trying to work out why those problems occur. And a lot of the rest is trying to work out how to measure those problems and … Continue reading
Smiling, shoulders straight, being confident: all advice your mother would give you. But how much of a difference can a big wide smile really make? Apparently quite a lot, according to a paper by researchers in Australia who looked at … Continue reading