Weekly Roundup: From Venezuela’s French Fries to the Army’s Pizza

Posts Roundup Sunday 11.01.15 How to be inches away from getting hired…more Monday 11.02.15 Why one-child could be here to stay…more Tuesday 11.03.15 The army food we eat at home…more Wednesday 11.04.15 What a pizza can teach us…more Thursday 11.05.15 The tough part of deciding who…

Weekly Roundup: From Slow Mommy Tracks to Fast Wall Street Traders

Our weekly economics news summary included the yuan and foreign exchange, Google and branding, parental leave and incentives, and choosing your own price.

The Restaurant That Lets You Pay What You Want

When “pay what you want” is used to determine restaurant prices, it creates incentives for consumers on the demand side that typically eliminates profit.

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.

Our Weekly Roundup: From Bank Regulation to Water Taxation

This week’s everyday economics stories included minimum wage, price floors, cost-benefit analysis, behavioral economics, financial regulation and public goods.

The Difference That a Sticker Makes

Because “I Voted” stickers indicate voting is a social norm, like paying taxes or saving electricity, people are more likely to act like their neighbors.

Prius Purchases and Conspicuous Conservation

Our Wednesday Environment Focus Reporting that Prius was the top selling car in California, Bloomberg said the reason was tough emissions standards. I wonder… In a 2011 paper, economists Alison and Steven Sexton compared voting patterns and Prius ownership in Colorado and Washington…

Does It Matter That Men Boast?

Our Monday Gender Issue: Teaching at a girls’ school, I continually run into the problem of modesty. My women know the answers and yet go to the board saying they might not be right. Now, an academic study from researchers…