• Madhavi Venkatesan: Market prices, externalities and conscious consumption decisions

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    Sonya Tiratsuyan
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  • Comparative Advantage, Peace and Toleration

    Originally posted on January 25, 2013.   In this short video, Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi for the British Orthodox synagogues, explains how the “beautiful idea” of comparative advantage promotes...
    Alex Tabarrok
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  • The Market for Bees

    Originally posted on October 30, 2009.   Nobel prize winner James Meade argued that the production of honey by beekeepers produced a positive externality for farmers in the form of pollination and thus pollinati...
    Alex Tabarrok
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  • Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing

    Originally posted on March 22, 2011.   With streams and rivers drying up because of over-usage, Rob Harmon has implemented a market mechanism to bring back the water. Farmers and beer companies find their fates...
    Thomas Acox
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  • Motorcycle helmet externality of the day

    Originally posted on October 13, 2009. Our estimates imply that every death of a helmetless motorcyclist prevents or delays as many as 0.33 deaths among individuals on organ transplant waiting lists.  Here is th...
    Tyler Cowen
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  • Car Alarm Externalities

    Originally posted on December 3, 2009.   According to the Census Bureau, New Yorkers are now more bothered by false car anti-theft alarms than by any other feature of city life, including crime or bad public sch...
    Tyler Cowen
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  • Innovative Solutions to the Shortage of Transplant Organs

    Originally posted on January 9, 2010. Millions of people suffer from kidney disease, but in 2007 there were just 64,606 kidney-transplant operations in the entire world.   Today in the WSJ I discuss innovative ...
    Alex Tabarrok
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  • Antibiotic resistance

    Originally posted on June 14, 2011.   The E coli strain that is killing people in Europe is both new and resistant to at least a dozen antibiotics in eight classes. It’s clear, therefore, that this strain ...
    Alex Tabarrok
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  • Mathematics of a Zombie Attack

    Originally posted on August 16, 2009.   Here is the abstract of a new paper in Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress. Zombies are a popular figure in pop culture/entertainment and they are usually port...
    Alex Tabarrok
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  • Tree Owners are Tree Huggers

    Originally posted on August 19, 2010.   According to an interesting article in the NYTimes the Sahel, once thought to be a unreclaimable wasteland, has begun to bloom: Recent studies of vegetation patterns, base...
    Alex Tabarrok
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