Assorted links

by on August 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm in Uncategorized | Permalink

1. Ash and lightning above and Icelandic volcano, hat tip to Gordon.

2. More on the signaling of Iranian girls (good link).

3. Why are theater reviews embargoed?

4. Does cultural diversity limit trade?

5. Free new chapter from Tim Harford’s The Undercover Economist, the full book is here.

Eugen-Richter-Institut August 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm

As to 4. If you change the perspective, the question might as well be: Does cultural similarity encourage trade? It probably should. And anyway, isn’t it strange to call lower levels of trade or no trade at all an “economic clash”. If the analogy put forward in the paper were true, few and worse no hostilities would be a “military clash”.

EJMRer August 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

For the next edition of assorted links (or, better, for a full post giving your own opinion), may I refer you to the brouhaha currently bubbling on EJMR regarding the perceived unfairness and lack of representativeness of AEA elections? It was stirred up by a recent post on Economic Logic.

Some references:
http://economiclogic.blogspot.com/2012/08/aea-more-of-same.html
http://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/aea-voting
http://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/burge-for-president
http://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/burge-for-aea-kirk-can-you-sticky-this

Andreas Moser August 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Don’t be fooled by no. 2: If women in Iran walked around like this, they be picked up by the “morality police” and warned, fined, arrested, beaten or worse.

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