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Episode 357: How Much Should We Trust Economics? : NPR

Episode 357: How Much Should We Trust Economics? : NPR | IB - Microeconomics | Scoop.it
This week, a grad student found a simple error in one of the most famous economics studies of the past several years. Should this change the way we think about economic research?

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Blair Lockhart's curator insight, April 20, 2013 6:15 AM

A podcast about errors in Economics studies and other important academic work.

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Turkey Economics, Annotated - New York Times (blog)

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New York Times (blog) Turkey Economics, Annotated New York Times (blog) 3) Great price sensitivity among consumers (that is, greater demand elasticity) is another explanation, related to changes in the composition of customers, changes in their...
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Venezuela to toughen price controls, set profit limits in bid to curb ... - Washington Post

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What's The Best Way To Tax Marijuana? It Depends On What You Want - NPR (blog)

What's The Best Way To Tax Marijuana? It Depends On What You Want - NPR (blog) | IB - Microeconomics | Scoop.it
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What's The Best Way To Tax Marijuana? It Depends On What You Want
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Economists, given that they are economists, have traditionally assumed that it doesn't matter when the tax is added to the price.
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China May Loosen Energy Price Controls After Planning Meeting - Bloomberg

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China May Loosen Energy Price Controls After Planning Meeting
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China may announce looser energy price controls and the break up of the domestic duopoly of PetroChina Co. and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.
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