Weekly Roundup: Matchmaking Mysteries to Garbage Privacy

Our everyday economics includes productivity, markets, prices, externalities, social norms, distribution, scarcity, environment, regulation, monetary union.

Airline Pricing Mysteries

Left to fluctuate freely, a price can tell us information about social norms, efficiency, technology, incentives, quality and supply and demand.

What We Can Learn from Venezuelan Inflation

Shortages, long lines, and panic buying are several ways that hyperinflation is creating chaos for local and foreign firms and consumers in Venezuela.

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.

Weekly Roundup: From Drinking Behavior to Dating Decisions

This week’s everyday economics involved 6 economists and such ideas as product differentiation, behavioral economics, marginal utility, price and trade.

What Happens When People Pollinate Better Than Bees?

Pricing ecosystems and the market’s practical and ethical dilemmas take us to Malthusian economics and the difficulty of finding a valid conservation tool.

Venezuela’s Biggest Economic Problem

The perverse incentives created by Venezuelan price controls result in shortages, underutilized resources, wasted time, soaring inflation and hoarding.

Weekly Roundup: From Lemons to Longevity

This week’s stories on everyday economics include baby boomer dependency ratios, disposable income, human capital, the price system, the money supply and the iPhone 6 supply chain.

What Do iPhones and Pencils Have in Common?

Whether looking at the supply chain for a pencil or an iPhone 6, we see globalization because price system incentives create cooperation.