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Jodi Beggs
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Richard Thaler has a new book- you should read it, no matter how much John Cochrane whines about it.  :)
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Eeeeeee!  I mean, it's cool, whatever.
So, this happened… Let me rephrase…AHHHH I”M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT AND TERRY CREWS IS TOTALLY MY NEW BFF. As a reminder, here’s the book: You can get your behavioral economic...
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Just a reminder that sometimes things seem to not make sense because you don't know enough to understand them...though other times things just don't make sense.
The release of the latest FOMC minutes reminds me that this needs to exist: I suppose for now some text commentary will have to do. In case you haven’t noticed, Dilbert has been pretty on poi...
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Maybe there's even a whole universe of creative monetary policy possibilities out there...
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John Oliver, Larry Summers, and a frighteningly insightful magic 8-ball...
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Yet another reason I'm glad I'm not a psychologist...  :)
Let’s begin by working through a situation that has been quite popular recently…suppose that you show the following photo to 10 of your friends: Now, let’s say that 8 of your frie...
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And my analysis doesn't even take into account the fact that I still have grout under my nails...
Protip: Whenever you get the urge to retile a bathroom, go read an Econ 101 chapter on comparative advantage. — Jodi Beggs (@jodiecongirl) May 17, 2015 Dear Econodiary, I’m very sorry t...
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Putting my SoundScan subscription to good use...
Hey, remember this? I post this not because I am dreaming of quitting my job (or, more accurately, one of my million or so jobs), but because guess who got a subscription to Nielsen SoundScan? That...
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Well now I'm going to spend my weekend re-reading Player Piano and thinking about how we can do better...
Here, fixed that for you… I’ve written about this supposed dystopian nightmare before- the real problem isn’t that we can create a lot of stuff without taking up a lot of people&#...
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Which gains in productivity over the last 100 years have led to an increase in leisure?

EDIT: never mind; you touch on that in the post. Also, +1 for the Vonnegut reference.
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Trying to get more creative with the video process...
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Nope, just glass and a working knowledge of the laws of physics.  :)
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More from the AEA Annual Meeting...apparently the supply of economic humor is perfectly elastic (up to a point) at a price of zero...
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I never miss an opportunity to imagine myself as Katniss Everdeen...
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Economist
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  • 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
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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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