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Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 9:54am
Yesterday, Frank Atkins and I made teaching and research assistant assignments for our graduate students. In doing so, I am reminded of the lessons taught by the Simpsons on graduate education.<br /><P><br /><iframe width="420" height="345" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>
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The "Heart of Economics"

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/26/2011 - 8:55am
I'm currently teaching a course on "the economics of social problems." It can be a tricky course because I need to communicate to students that, for example, poverty is about more than low income. Its also about opportunities, happiness or well-being, cognitive adaptations (i.e., beliefs) and more.<br /><br />With this in mind, I found <a href="">today's piece in the NY Times by Ed Glaeser interesting</a>.

Stiglitz on Democracy Now

Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/18/2010 - 7:48am
<a href="">Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz appeared on Democracy Now this morning.</a> Among other things, he discusses <a href="">his new book</a> his views of the U.S.economy on the one-year anniversary of the stimulus package.
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Oscar Nomination for Daniel Ellsberg

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/03/2010 - 8:22am
<a href="">A documentary film</a> about <a href="">Daniel Ellsberg</a> (<a href="">the Most Dangerous Man in America</a>) has been nominated for an academy award in the documentary category.
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Keynes-Hayek Smackdown

Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 10:39am
Here's a new video from Russ Roberts explaining the differences between the ideas of J.M. Keynes and F.A. Hayek...

Health Codes Violations, Single Motherhood, and the Breakfast I had Last Week

Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/19/2010 - 9:02am
I'm currently teaching Economics 349: the Economics of Social Problems. I thought I'd use our department blog to help raise some examples of the types of issues that arise in the Calgary area which relate (even tangentially) to the course. (To those students in the course, some of this stuff may serve as fodder for term papers.)<br /><br />Last week, some friends and I had breakfast at Nellie's Cosmic Cafe on 17th Ave SW in Calgary.

Canada's Music Industry

Submitted by admin on Wed, 12/16/2009 - 11:09am
According to a <a href="">recent report by the Martin Prosperity Institute</a>:<br /><blockquote>On a per capita basis, Canada’s music industry dramatically outperforms the US when it comes to the presence of music business establishments (this category includes record labels, distributors, recording studios, and music publishers).
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Nobel Prize Predictions

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/24/2009 - 1:50pm
Here's the listing of<a href=""> predictions from Thomson-Reuters for the Nobel Prize in Economics</a>:<br /><br /><p><strong></strong></p><blockquote><p><strong>ERNST FEHR</strong> (University of Zurich)</p><strong>MATTHEW J. RABIN</strong> (University of California Berkeley)<p><strong>WILLIAM D. NORDHAUS</strong> (Yale University) </p> <p><strong>MARTIN L.
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2009 MacArthur Foundation Genius Awards

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 11:20am
The <a href="">MacArthur Foundation</a> announced its genius awards today.
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Did Taxes Killed the Beatles?

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 4:42pm
The Beatles are in the news (again). On 9.9.09 their <a href="">Rock Band game</a> was issued and the 40th anniversary of their break-up is approaching.
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