India’s Height Mystery

Long assumed to have a direct relationship, the connection between height and GDP becomes more complex when we compare India and Africa.

Three Charts That Explain the TPP Free Trade Deal

Although pacts like the TPP are politically controversial, economists have supported free trade since David Ricardo explained comparative advantage,

Weekly Roundup: From Fake Stats to Slippery Glue

Our Posts Roundup Sunday 3.22.15 The bundles that make life pleasant…more Monday 3.23.15 Where American cars are made…more Tuesday 3.24.15 What March Madness really represents…more Wednesday 3.25.15 Why Sunday shopping matters…more Thursday 3.26.15 Making ketchup that glides…more   Friday 3.27.15 How…

Why We Need Sunday Shopping

To fuel French economic growth, productivity and employment, a controversial law will allow more Sunday shopping but the business/leisure debate continues.

The Reason This Winter Was Not So Bad

NOAA’s high impact snowstorm ranks relate to economic growth through municipal snow removal costs, closed businesses, and the supply chains that halted.

What Most of Us Don’t Know About Daylight Saving Time

Always controversial, the idea of daylight saving time started with railroads standardizing time and continued with a Congressional mandate.

Weekly Roundup: From Good Voices to Bad Marriages

Our everyday economics includes GDP, human capital, price system, public goods, taxes, gender pay gap, externalities, subsidies, marriage economics and ROI.

How To Price a Nobel Prize

Shown by auctions of Nobel prize medals from recipients like Simon Kuznets and James Watson, through markets, the price system conveys information.

The Vaccine Benefits That No One Talks About

With better school attendance and learning, and then higher work productivity, the positive externalities of childhood vaccination have an economic impact.

Monopoly Game Surprises

Celebrating an 80th anniversary, 80 French Monopoly sets will have real euros. About money, Monopoly has market lessons, especially if you change the rules.