Weekly Roundup: From Savers to Shoppers

This week’s economic news summary includes sales tax debates,municipal revenue, stock markets and politics, Uber’s externalities, and productivity problems.

Weekly News Roundup: From Soap Operas to Stock Markets

This week’s economic news summary included price and the neurology of shopping, time and globalization, stock market history and the Brazilian gender gap.

The First and Last Places to Celebrate the New Year

Because time zones are a human creation, the beginning of the New Year varies around the world.

Weekly Roundup: From Area Codes to Toilets

This week’s economic news summary included looking at human capital from a health care and college perspective and at area codes as conspicuous consumption.

Weekly Roundup: From Garbage Questions to Credit Card Costs

Our economic news summary includes expectations bias and female scholars, the environmental debate about garbage and hidden credit card externalities.

Weekly Roundup: From Fast Food Grades to Movie Reviews

Our economic news summary includes inflationary movie reviews, baggage productivity, fast food animal welfare grades, Chinese consumer spending and methane.

The Problem With Bovine Burps

Reducing environmental externalities from greenhouse gas emissions involves the methane that cows and other ruminants burp.

Weekly Roundup: From the Diner’s Dilemma to Lost Labor

This week’s economic news summary includes the diner’s dilemma and marginal analysis, property rights in outer space, the Phillip’s Curve and unemployment.

The Diner’s Dilemma: Should You Divide the Check Equally With Friends?

Like the tragedy of the commons, splitting a bill among friends at a restaurant involves an individual’s marginal benefit and the group’s marginal cost.

Weekly Roundup: From Blockbuster Movies to Student Debt

This week’s economic news summary includes the transactions costs of new medical diagnostic codes, the personal and macro impact of the student loan crisis.