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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Some progress on the Moderna cancer vaccine. 2. The culture that is New Zealand (excruciating,...

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    Scrabble markets in everything, okie-dokie edition - Marginal REVOLUTION

    For the first time in 75 years, Mattel is making a major change to the iconic...

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    UNOS Kills - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I’ve long been an advocate of increasing the use of incentives in organ procurement for transplant;...

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    TimeGPT-1 - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In this paper, we introduce TimeGPT, the first foundation model for time series, capable of generating...

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    Udio - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Introducing Udio, an app for music creation and sharing that allows you to generate amazing music...

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    Robert Whaples reviews *GOAT* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    An excellent piece, here is one excerpt I enjoyed in particular: Cowen reads the John Maynard...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Terminator metal. 2. An RCT on the economic benefits of vision correction. 3. “Claude 3...

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    The $20 bill gets picked up, body parts markets in everything - Marginal REVOLUTION

    At the 1815 Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte’s final battle, more than 10,000 men and as...

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    Why is there a movement to ban lab-grown beef? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one bit: …let me offer...

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    Modi and investment - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Yes, India is doing well but the picture could be much better: During Modi’s tenure, GFCF...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Skepticism about the beauty premium? 2. “On a cellular level, younger generations seem to be...

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    Philipp Strack wins the J.B. Clark award - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Congratulations!  Here is the AEA announcement and summary of his work. The post Philipp Strack wins...

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    What to Watch - Marginal REVOLUTION

    3 Body Problem (Netflix): Great! A captivating mix of big ideas, a compelling mystery, and spectacular...

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    What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Roger Lewis, Erotic Vagrancy: Everything about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.  An amazing book, full...

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    The culture that is U.S.A. - Marginal REVOLUTION

    -Barbenheimer-Eras Tour-Swift-Kelce-huge football ratings-Sphere-Ohtani/Wemby-a fun Oscars-women’s basketball-heel Rock/Wrestlemania Avengers Endgame Pretty nice run for sports/pop culture....

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. NYT symposium on smart phones and childhood.  And when do young female suicide rates start...

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    350+ coauthors study reproducibility in economics - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Jon Hartley is one I know, here is the abstract: This study pushes our understanding of...

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    Can you guess who wrote this passage? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    We often hear today that Wokeism and Political Correctness are gradually receding.  Contrary to this opinion,...

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    Economists do it with models? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Collaborations in economics across genders increased (12.5% increase of women coauthors per 100 men-authored papers) after...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Can the Left be happy? (Ross D. in the NYT) 2. Explosive growth from AI...

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    When does provenance justify a consumption experience? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Konstantin emails me a question: Hey Tyler! You said you tried coffee just once, at a...

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    A simple model of AI and social media - Marginal REVOLUTION

    One MR reader, Luca Piron, writes to me:  I found myself puzzled by a thought you...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Zvi annotates the CWT with Jon Haidt. 2. How is bird flu spreading in cows?...

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    Zimbabwe launches new gold-backed currency - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Zimbabwe has introduced a new gold-backed currency called ZiG – the name stands for “Zimbabwe Gold”....

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    Your Subsidies are Undercutting My Subsidies! - Marginal REVOLUTION

    NYTimes: Treasury officials say that they fear that elevated Chinese production targets are causing its firms...

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    What should I ask Joe Stiglitz? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I will be having a Conversation with him, and please note this is the conversation I...

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    Lockean homesteading for goats, bonus added - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The mayor of an Italian island is attempting to solve an animal overpopulation problem with an...

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    What should I ask Slavoj Žižek? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Yes, I will be doing another Conversation with him.  Here is the first one, in Norway...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Matt Lakeman on El Salvador, recommended. 2. Paxlovid not having a positive impact for the...

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    Algorithmic Collusion by Large Language Models - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The rise of algorithmic pricing raises concerns of algorithmic collusion. We conduct experiments with algorithmic pricing...

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    Generative AI for economists - Marginal REVOLUTION

    From Anton Korinek here is a recent paper: Generative AI, in particular large language models (LLMs)...

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    Michael C. Jensen, RIP - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Not only was he a major figure in both financial economics and industrial organization, but he...

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    Is an African debt crisis returning? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Africa's debt crisis is back to where it was in the late 1990s, with almost one...

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    Economist Jonathan Levin is the new president of Stanford - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Stanford alum, business school dean Jonathan Levin named Stanford president The post Economist Jonathan Levin is...

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    Thursday more assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Percentage of women in C-Suite jobs is now declining in the U.S. 2. Short piece...

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    LLMs vs. ARMA-GARCH - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The LLMs basically win: This paper presents a novel study on harnessing Large Language Models’ (LLMs)...

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    My contentious Conversation with Jonathan Haidt - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is the transcript, audio, and video.  Here is the episode summary: But might technological advances...

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    It's happening, music and video edition - Marginal REVOLUTION

    OpenAI released a Music Video with Sorait's puzzling i dont think ive ever seen anything quite...

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Interview with Michael Elowitz on synthetic biology.  Asimov Press again. 2. The brothers who collected...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Where do the Amish go on vacation? (2018 New Yorker piece) 2. “Adding noise to...

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    Why aren't Canada and other Anglo nations turning against immigration more? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column.  I cover several points, here is one...

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    Emergent Ventures, 33rd cohort - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Alex Bartik and Arpit Gupta, Chicago and NYU, to work on zoning codes, machine learning, and...

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    The law and economics of permitting - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is an important new paper by Zachary D. Liscow: Given the benefits to economic growth...

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    Incentives matter - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Why are so many random government agents claiming to be suffering from Havana Syndrome? The devil...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. New Zealand’s building boom. 2. Thread on new research on why people hate inflation, by...

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    Cuba Libre - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Martin Gurri has a very good, deep-dive on the current situation in Cuba. The wreckage of...

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    New Econ Journal Watch edition - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Volume 21, Issue 1, March 2024 In Memoriam (.pdf) In this issue: Executive diversity and firm performance:...

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    The polity that is German - Marginal REVOLUTION

    None dare call it eugenics: Dachshunds, the German dog breed known for their distinctive long bodies...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. How much would you pay never to saw off a finger? (NYT) 2. Scott Sumner...

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    Build Back Key Bridge Better - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The collapse of the Key Bridge is a national disaster but also an opportunity for societal...