Why We Eat Sliced Apples

Influenced by behavioral nudges, we are more likely to eat an apple that is sliced or to pay our taxes when we hear that everyone does.

Weekly Roundup: From Bag Fees to Ambulance Meters

Weekly News Roundup Sunday 04.24.16 The incredible impact of self-driving cars…more Monday 04.25.16 The significance of a new skyscraper…more Tuesday 04.26.16 The benefits of bag fees…more Wednesday 04.27.16 The travels of a coffee bean…more   Thursday 04.28.16 Where health care is cheaper…more Friday 04.29.16 Why…

Weekly Roundup: From Warren Buffett’s Bet to McDonald’s Hamburgers

Our weekly roundup includes productivity and a hamburger assembly line, financial intermediaries and index funds, soda tax incentives and the GMI.

Weekly Roundup: From the Generation Gap to the Pay Gap

This week’s economic news summary includes productivity from an aging population, the impact of cheap oil, and consumer spending on aspirational goods.

Weekly Roundup: From Lost Jobs to Fewer Tips

Posts Roundup Sunday 10.11.15 Why we stick with a brand…more Monday 10.12.15 The many meanings of the minimum wage…more Tuesday 10.13.15 How a drone port solves road problems…more Wednesday 10.14.15 Development surprises from a new Nobel winner…more Thursday 10.15.15 Finding disappearing jobs…more…

Why You Should Eat Before You Shop

A surprising cause of a change in demand, hunger might make us want to shop more. Traditionally, a change in demand results from a demand determinant.

Weekly Roundup: From Desirable Currency to Rejected Coins

Our everyday economics includes gender gap, human capital, competition, regulation, opportunity cost, money supply, currency and conspicuous consumption.

Our Weekly Roundup: From Being Cool to Being a Wise Investor

This week’s everyday economics stories included spillover, externalities, incentive, opportunity cost, sovereign debt, demand and financial intermediaries.

A Water Shortage During Brazil’s World Cup

A major source of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s water supply has shrunk. Down to 14.7% of its capacity, the Cantareira Basin supplies almost half the area’s water. With little rain until recently (and it’s the rainy season from December to March)…

Cow Burps and Global Warming

As most of us know, cow burps add to global warming. So too do the methane releases of sheep, goats and other ruminant animals. In a recent opinion piece in Nature Climate Change, a group of researchers suggest we should…