Weekly Roundup: From Slow Mommy Tracks to Fast Wall Street Traders

Our weekly economics news summary included the yuan and foreign exchange, Google and branding, parental leave and incentives, and choosing your own price.

Some High Speed Trading History

Depending on how fast news travels, high speed trading can be done through homing pigeons or computers but both have created information asymmetry.

Lobster Economics

The year is 2008. Icelandic banks crash. Canadian lobster processors lose their financing. The result? Demand from Canadian processors for Maine’s lobster harvest decreases. Meanwhile, on the supply side, the lobster population is soaring. Conservation rules that established maximum and minimum…