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Jodi Beggs
Works at Northeastern University
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Cambridge, MA
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Adorable and servicey all in one...
Many people think of money and wealth as fairly synonymous, whereas economists are careful to point out that money serves a number of specific functions in the economy. Most notably in the context ...
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Who knew that words as seemingly innocuous as "6 months" (not even in the context of "doc, how long do I have to live?") would cause so much commotion?
In case you aren’t already convinced that Janet Yellen is the most powerful woman in the world (or, I suppose, that financial markets are at least approximately informationally efficent), tak...
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Protip: take a picture of your students' reactions when you put this on a lecture slide.
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Yes that should wake them up!
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Protip: the Mega Millions lottery recently became a worse bet, so now you're being even more ridiculous if you choose to play. =P
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Hey look, the Globe had me make some pictures on income distribution...
There is a fundamental obstacle to most conversations about income inequality: Just about everyone likes to believe that they are average. Whether you make $32,000 or $200,000, you tend to think that you earn at or about the US’s median income. Of course, this can’t be true — actual median income is about $51,000. Yet the term “middle class” is often bandied about in political discourse because, correct or not, a significant majority of people se...
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Poorly executed price discrimination will never stop being entertaining.
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An assignment for those of you who are going to be in Philadelphia this weekend...
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It's a cat video.  Just watch it- what better do you have to do right now?  :)
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Hey Boston, this is tomorrow.  If you know me, you can probably guess what story I am going to tell.  But you should come anyway for the booze.  :)
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ill miss it but Oberon is great!
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Have her in circles
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Economist
Employment
  • Northeastern University
    Lecturer, 2011 - present
  • About.com
    Economics Site Guide, 2011 - present
  • Economists Do It With Models
    Economist/Writer, 2008 - present
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Cambridge, MA
Previously
Hollywood, Florida - Boston, MA - New York, NY
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I'm an economist. I do it with models.
Education
  • Harvard University
    Business Economics, 2003 - 2009
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2003
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, Mathematics, 1997 - 2001
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