By Abigail R. Hall | Monday August 28, 2017 at 7:49 AM PST | Comments Off on A Plea to My Male (and Female) Colleagues in Economics
In a recent blog post, Jeffrey R. Brown, a Professor of Business and Dean at the College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, published a “public plea” to his “male senior colleagues in economics.” In the post, he references the research of an undergraduate student who looked at the words used to...
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Tags: Academia, Economics, economist, equality, Gender, gender equality, gender quotas, glass ceiling, Sexism, Unintended Consequences, Women
By Abigail R. Hall | Thursday September 3, 2015 at 5:43 AM PST | Comments Off on When Government Fails—Venezuela Edition
Whenever Venezuela comes up in the news the story is rarely good. From massive civil unrest, to rampant shortages, to hyper-inflation, to stories of squatters, the country is probably not on the top of many people’s “places I’d like to visit” list. While we may look at the situation in Venezuela and think, “wow,...
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Tags: Big Government, Economics, Inflation, Nicolas Maduro, price controls, Rent Controls, Shortages, Unintended Consequences, Venezuela