Why Women Want Pay Equity (More Than Equal Pay)

Different from equal pay mandates, New Zealand’s pay equity initiative takes us to the true foundations of the gender pay gap.

The Fights That Migrating Fish Fuel

When global warming causes fish migration, the impact involves much more than species survival, nutrition, and ocean temperatures.

Questions About the Global Gender Gap

Because the ranking depends on our variables and their definitions, measuring the global gender gap can have surprising results.

Comparing Parental Leave Plans

Including California and the U.K., the number and benefits of parental leave plans have been increasing but we also should consider the tradeoffs.

Where to Find the Biggest Gender Gap

Through worldwide gender gap indicators, we can see that Iceland can optimize productivity and human capital through a small gender gap.

One Huge Reason Why the Global Gender Gap Report Affects You

On Saturday, in Saudi Arabia, one woman with an international driver’s license drove to her local grocery store, alone, to purchase a container of milk. Elated, she arrived home to report that the trip was uneventful. Elsewhere, also participating in…

A Debt Tour

Calling it “financial disaster travel journalism,” author Michael Lewis (The Blind Side and The Big Short) takes us to Iceland, Ireland, and Greece in 3 Vanity Fair articles that are wonderful. Comparing Iceland to Ireland, he tells us, “But while…

Nobel Humor

Presented at Harvard with Nobel laureate participation (and based on authentic scholarly research), the Ig Nobel awards are funny but they also make you think.  As they express it… The 2009 economics prize went to executives at four Icelandic banks “for demonstrating…

A $5,000.00 Taxi Ride

Hearing that actor John Cleese took a Mercedes taxi from Oslo to Brussels for about $5,000 because the Icelandic volcano eruption prevented him from flying, an economist would say, “That is a positive externality.” Economists see positive externalities wherever a…