Economics

Published paper: Impacts of Climate Change on Milk Production in the United States

The paper is Guillaume Mauger, Yoram Bauman, Tamilee Nennich, and Eric Salathé, “Impacts of Climate Change on Milk Production in the United States”, The Professional Geographer, DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2014.921017 (2014). You may be able to get a free download here. Abstract: Climate change is likely to affect milk production because of the sensitivity of dairy cows [...]

An economics love letter

University of Alberta student Fraser Thompson sent me this economics love letter, in the spirit of the Fed valentines (see also here and here). Together let’s make an Edgeworth box Hold everything else constant, then consider the shocks. The shocks to my heart—as you’ll likely observe— Will move us away from the efficient contract curve. [...]

Notes on Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations

I read WoN a few years back and recently dug up some notes I’d made: Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (abridged, edited by Kathryn Sutherland, Oxford 1993) Book 1, Ch 1 (I.i): “The greatest improvement in the productive powers of labour…seem to have been the effects of the division of labour.” [Pin factory example.] I.i, [...]

New working paper: Impacts of Climate Change on Milk Production in the United States

Update July 15 2014: The paper has been published! You may be able to get a free download here. The paper is Guillaume Mauger, Yoram Bauman, Tamilee Nennich, and Eric Salathé, “Impacts of Climate Change on Milk Production in the United States”, The Professional Geographer, DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2014.921017 (2014). Abstract: Climate change is likely to affect [...]

Cartoon Macro now available in Japan!

Cartoon Macro now available in Japan!

Published by Diamond, available at Amazon Japan and elsewhere. PS. Here’s info about the micro book. And, courtesy of the publisher, here’s one of my comedy routines with Japanese subtitles!

Climate change “fat tails”: my paper with Gerard Roe

Update March 19, 2013: The paper is now in print! Climatic Change, April 2013. Published version here, ungated version here or below. I’ve had the very good fortune of working with UW climate scientist Gerard Roe on a new paper, Climate sensitivity: should the fat tail wag the policy dog? The paper is currently under [...]

2012 Update: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

I’ve worked with UW undergrad Dani Ladyka on an update of a review I originally did a few years ago about the treatment of climate change in economics textbooks, so go check out 2012 Update: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change. The grades have (mostly) gotten better this time around, and hopefully they will continue [...]

S*** happens (now with annotations!)

Jodi Beggs of economistsitwithmodels.com has provided some helpful annotations to my latest video, “S*** happens: The economics version”. (In case you missed the video, just follow the link above to the annotations.)

My new comedy video: “S*** happens: the economics version”

Below is a Jan 2012 video of a routine I performed at the American Economic Association humor session in Chicago. It contains bad language (repeated uses of the “s” word), so be forewarned.

Are economists selfish? A lit review

Econlib’s previous discussion of my NYT op-ed was sidetracked, so in the interest of bringing the focus back to the question of whether or not economists are selfish and (if so) whether economics educations makes them so, I am offering up a selected lit review. I do not claim that this lit review is complete [...]

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