Why Trappist Beer Needs More Monks

Around for more than two centuries, the Belgian beer made in Trappist monasteries needs more monks to produce it.

How Baseball Can Solve Its Home Run Problem

When we look at baseball’s home run problem through an economic lens, we see how labor and capital have made a huge difference.

Learn With Elaine: How Fans Impact Athletes

Because of the Observer Effect, athletes’ performance could change when fans affect their human capital.

Why the Business Suit Is About More Than Clothing

About much more than clothing, the disappearance of the business suit relates to a massive retail restructuring.

How We Used To Use Our Time

Released during June, the 2020 American Time Use Survey (ATUS) gives us the perfect opportunity to see the impact of working remotely.

The Covid-19 Test That Does More With Less

Because of productivity gains from Covid-19 pool testing, the Michigan State University’s 67,000 students can return to school more safely.

Why It’s Tough to Make a Movie During a Pandemic

Similar to schools and businesses, the reopening cost of making a movie safely during the coronavirus pandemic requires extra people, time, and money.

A Tale of Two (Very Different) Restaurants

Thinking of a post-coronavirus world, two restaurants in New York City have a very different vision of what how business will change.

The Best Way to Social Distance at a Restaurant

Except for one very clever Amsterdam eatery, the restaurant industry has been hit exceedingly hard by the coronavirus lockdown.

Essential Occupations…Like the Easter Bunny

Looking more closely at the lockdown, we can identify the kinds of jobs that involve working remotely and where they are located.