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December 1, 2010

Balancing Medical Risks with Financial Needs

Controversial prescription drug Vioxx may have kept people in the workforce

November 1, 2010

Reward Now, Punish Later

Punishment alone may not change social norms

November 1, 2010

All Politics Is Cultural

Cultural not economic vocabularies separate liberals and conservatives

October 1, 2010

Valuing the Government Guarantee

Determining the U.S. government’s liability for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

September 1, 2010

Why Broadband Prices Haven’t Decreased

Creating the first broadband consumer price index

August 1, 2010

Pick a Rule, Any Rule

The evolution of choice

August 1, 2010

Spent

What happened to the 2008 stimulus checks

July 1, 2010

Recession-Fighting Serendipity

Well-timed government spending can blunt economic contractions

July 1, 2010

Going, Going, Wrong

Competition and collusion among auction bidders

July 1, 2010

Money and Mores in the Mortgage Meltdown

When “illegal” and “immoral” failed to coincide

July 1, 2010

A Rating System That Forgets

Dropping some reputation ratings may help both buyers and sellers

June 2, 2010

Let Your Competitor Feast on Leftovers

Creating shortages can be a strategic advantage

June 1, 2010

Minimum Wage Matters

Increasing the minimum wage may not help low-wage workers

May 1, 2010

Voters Love Winners (And So Do Endorsers)

How endorsers can gain the upper hand

Pupil receives A grade on paper
April 5, 2010

The Surprising Importance of Grades

Sending signals in the job market

March 1, 2010

And the Poor Get Poorer

The economics of higher global temperatures.

March 1, 2010

The Sounds of Silence

Consumers cue on corporations’ crisis communications

March 1, 2010

Timing Is Everything

The duration of climate agreements influences their success

February 1, 2010

To Settle or Not to Settle

Negotiations and attorney interests in medical malpractice cases

January 1, 2010

Membership Has Its Punishments

Loyalty programs dissuade firms from pricing products competitively

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