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Nobel Matchmakers

One of the first calls a new Nobel Prize winner might get is from Adam Smith, editor of NobelPrize.org. As you might expect, hearing his name, people initially wonder if the call is for real. Usually …

Female Human Capital

To one group of economists, oral contraception is all about human capital. 1970 appears to have been a turning point. 40 years ago, increasingly, women started entering law school, medical school and …

Marital Economics

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. When Bill Clinton said Hillary Rodham was “the smartest person [he] ever met in [his] lifetime,” he was definitely expressing a changing long term trend: wha…