Marginal REVOLUTION

Marginal REVOLUTION

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Marginal Revolution is the blog of Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, both of whom teach at George Mason University. MR began in August of 2003 and there have been new posts daily since that time. In numerous reviews and ratings over the years Marginal Revolution has consistently been ranked as the best or one of the best economic blogs on the web, but it is more (and less) than that, also representing the quirks of its authors.


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Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 3 March 2024 English

1. Abigail Shrier, Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up. I agree with many of the anti-therapy arguments in this book, but still I feel that “bad therapy” is …


Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 2 March 2024 English

From Kieran Lucid and Polysee: The post What Ireland and Scotland are doing to their housing markets appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.


Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 2 March 2024 English

*NEW* Canada's GDP grew by 1.1% between the 4th quarter of 2022 and 2023, while its population grew by 3.2%. That means GDP per capita is now falling at 2% …


Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 2 March 2024 English

1. Is Somalia running on electronic money? 2. Lookism and blond privilege? 3. What do states do with fiscal windfalls? 4. Jane Austen fans oppose Jane Austen statue on the …


Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 2 March 2024 English

Fast Grants, the rapid COVID funding mechanism created by Tyler, Patrick Collison and Patrick Hsu continues to inspire change around the world. Jano Costard, the Head of Challenges at SPRIND, …


Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 2 March 2024 English

From the get go it is far too self-consciously portentous, with nary a bit of humor to lighten it up. It feels more like an adaptation of memes from gaming …


Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 2 March 2024 English

We investigate how the gender gap in confidence affects the views that evaluators (e.g., employers) hold about men and women. We find the confidence gap is contagious, causing evaluators to …


Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 1 March 2024 English

Lucy Huber and Alex T. debate that question, and they both seem pretty skeptical. (I am surprised to see Alex’s view, I might add.) I would not pay that much …


Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 1 March 2024 English

Forecasting future events is important for policy and decision making. In this work, we study whether language models (LMs) can forecast at the level of competitive human forecasters. Towards this …


Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 1 March 2024 English

This study investigates the efficacy of an AI-based ethical advisor using the GPT-4 model. Drawing from a pool of ethical dilemmas published in the New York Times column “The Ethicist”, …