The Impact of the Swiftie Friendship Bracelet

On the wrists of millions of girls and impacting millions of people, Swifty friendship bracelets has become much more then jewelry.

When Taylor Swift Caused An “Earthquake”

Through a Washington seismometer, we can use much more than traditional economic data to quantify the success of Taylor Swift’s ERAs tour.

Haunted House Economics

Haunted house economics could make entrepreneurs hesitate when contemplating a new Halloween business venture.

What “Trading Places” Tells Us About Markets

Still very funny after 40 years, “Trading Places” reminds us of the Eddie Murphy Rule and why markets depend on information.

What the Freddie Mercury Auction Said About Price

When a Freddie Mercury Auction sells a mini-mustache comb for a huge amount of money, we know that price is sending a message.

Where Katy Perry Went Catalog Shopping

We can look at record catalog sales to see how musicians guarantee current income rather than waiting for possible future earnings.

Why Our Songs Are Shorter

Looking back at song length history, we could say that we have shorter songs because of changing technology..

Why Millions of People Decided to See a Movie a Day (at the theater)

Trying to encourage us to return to movie theaters, the movie packages that matter have had disastrous results.

One Totally Unexpected Reason That Beyoncé Makes So Much Money

With music superstars like Beyonce earning a disproportionate amount of industry income, the reason why could be surprising.

Why We Work Less

While our work leisure balance has changed during the past century, the reason for more recreation can be debated.