Monthly Archives: August 2016

DARPA, the NSF and the social benefits of economics: a comment on Cowen and Tabarrok

Originally published on the Playground Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok have a new piece in which they ironically note that economists are surprisingly shy when it comes to applying their tools to evaluate the efficiency of the NSF economics grant program. Their target … Continue reading

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A few reads on (and for) Paul Romer, next World Bank chief economist

Originally posted on the Playground A few years ago, the World Bank sounded Paul Romer to fill its chief economist position, and he was not interested. It seems that, after several lives as academic, entrepreneur and urban thinker, he is now ready to … Continue reading

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