Assorted links

1. Valentine homage to Romer, and a continuous time approach (is it?), and PubMed research papers related to Valentine’s Day.   Here are data on spending.  Here is a Chris Coyne video on the economics of Valentine’s Day; it is a non-Hansonian, non-Keynesian, Treasury view of the day, he is not impressed by a one-time increase in monetary velocity.

3. What science looks like.

4. Peter Conti-Brown on elective shareholder liability.

5. Flying-Bridge Motorhome.

5. Richard Thaler defends fun.

Comments

3. What science looks like.

Thank you for that link - immediately forwarded it to my daughter who loves science.

(What happened to 2.?)

To be perfectly grouchy about it, a lot of those people are not and never will be scientists. Certainly prejudiced against Asian guys.

"The moral here is simple. If governments want to encourage good citizenship, they should try making the desired behavior more fun."

Even if assuming governments know what "good citizenship" actually is, its none of his business.

Governments (with partisans on all sides) sought to encourage the "good citizenship" of home ownership.

Governments (with partisans on all sides) sought to encourage the “good citizenship” of home ownership. How'd that work out.

(4) Rhetorical flourish aside (do legal academics always write like this?!?), Conti-Brown is simply saying credit risk should be moved to more closely regulated Exchange clearinghouses. It is not at all clear that the problem would be solved; more likely simply moved from one manifestation to a different one. See e.g. Craig Pirrong:
http://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/regv31n4/v31n4-1.pdf
and also his working paper published by the ISDA (2011)
http://www.cba.uh.edu/spirrong/clearing_organization.pdf

Number 3 is emetic.

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