Monday, April 1, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Department of Economics seminar series kicks off the spring semester on Monday, February 25th. Professor Dave Surdam (Univ of Northern Iowa), will present "Antitrust Issues in the 20th Century Leisure Industry." The seminar will be held at 4:00 in room 141 Wimberly. We cordially invite you and your students to all of our seminars.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I know that not all readers on this blog are parents, but anyone interested in economics is, by definition, interested in competition. I don't know how many times I've let my son beat me in some game or another. He's getting better at hockey, so the games we play in our shoes in the garage are getting more competitive (I just hope that he'll remember all of these times when he's a squirt and skating circles around me). Check out this article about the role of competition in raising kids in the New York Times this weekend. Aside from the fact that I know the dude in the picture, it is a great article about teaching competition, cooperation and a mix of both. So, he still didn't answer my question -- is it okay to be like Phil Dunphy in Modern Family when he slammed Luke in trampoline basketball?
Sunday, September 16, 2012
What message do you get from the below graphic published in today's New York Times? the column by David Leonhardt that went with it. Thoughts from the macroeconomists out there?