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Richard Green
Worked at University of Southern California
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Pasadena, CA
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A book that changed my life
" We believe that the confounding of the aggregate with  the individual   is as dangerous as it is pervasive...."  Page 81.
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Rattle's Berlin Phil is every bit as great as Karajan's, but without the pickle up its ass.

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Is Free Trade Good for Everyone?
Greg Mankiw implies that it is, and that all economists agree that it is.  But it actually isn't.  Who says so?  Economists. In particular, the workhorse theory of International Trade, the Hecksher-Ohlin Theorem, leads to the Stolper-Samuleson Theorem , whi...
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It is hard to feel urban form sometimes.
I have spent a fair amount of time in Sao Paulo over the past 3-4 years, and always thought it sprawled more than LA, because it takes forever to get from one side of the place to the other.  So was I surprised when I went to Google Earth and looked at both...
I have spent a fair amount of time in Sao Paulo over the past 3-4 years, and always thought it sprawled more than LA, because it takes forever to get from one side of the place to the other.  So was I surprised when I went to...
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One reason to worry about US inequality...it is really bad for our babies.
My colleague Alice Chen , along with Emily Oster and Heidi Williams, have a new paper that explains differences in the infant mortality rate in the United States and other OECD countries. Despite its affluence, the US ranks 51st in the world in infant morta...
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Cities and the Environment--A first order effect?
I was reading a story about peak driving over the weekend.  In the course of reading the story, I discerned that we here in California drive far less than the average American.  In fact, California ranks 41st among the states in per capita driving: Date are...
I was reading a story about peak driving over the weekend.  In the course of reading the story, I discerned that we here in California drive far less than the average American.  In fact, California ranks 41st among the states...
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Apartments, Energy and Bad Incentives
I am spending this academic year working in Washington working at HUD, so I am renting an apartment here.  When I signed the lease, I understood that I would pay utilities; what I didn't understand, because I did not read the lease carefully enough, is how ...
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LA has zoned itself out of the ability to house its residents (h/t Matthew Glesne)
Once upon a time, the zoning in Los Angeles would have allowed for 10 million residents to live within its municipal boundaries.  Greg Morrow, in his UCLA dissertation, "Homeowner Revolution: Democracy, Land Use and the Los Angeles Slow Growth Movement 1965...
Once upon a time, the zoning in Los Angeles would have allowed for 10 million residents to live within its municipal boundaries.  Greg Morrow, in his UCLA dissertation, "Homeowner Revolution: Democracy, Land Use and the Los A...
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Should Finance Departments Pay Pigou Taxes?
The Economis t leads me to an article by Stephen G Cecchetti and Enisse Kharroubi :   The purpose of this paper is to examine why financial sector growth harms real growth. We
begin by constructing a model in which financial and real growth interact, and th...
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The Violence Policy Center put out a press release this morning relating gun ownership rates to gun death rates.  I wrote to them asking for the complete data, and plotted it.  Here is the plot. In case you're interested, the bivariate regression's R-square...
The Violence Policy Center put out a press release this morning relating gun ownership rates to gun death rates.  I wrote to them asking for the complete data, and plotted it.  Here is the plot. In case you're interested, t...
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