Lighting history can remind us that a technology timeline reflects countless incremental steps as progress unfolds.
Why a Carbon Tax Proposal is Like Goldilocks
When we look at the world’s carbon taxes, as economists we can think of Arthur Pigou and correcting market failure.
The Light Side of Economic Growth
Looking at William Nordhaus’s study of lighting history, we can see how increasingly cheaper illumination boosted our living standards.
The Facts You Never Knew About the Nobel Economics Prize
First awarded more than 70 years after the original Nobel Prizes began, the Nobel Economics Prize is worth some unexpected extras.
Using a Fat Tail to Describe Stock Market Risk
When the unexpected occurs and changes our view of stock market risk, we call it a black swan or fat tail because it is far from the mean of a bell curve.