Econ 479

The Art of Writing, the Science of Economics

An end to expansion?

Trade is slowing, and markets may constrict in turn. What economic concepts are at play in this article?

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October 31, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Inherited wealth and earned wealth

More on education, social mobility, and concentrated wealth by the always insightful Tyler Cowen—a piece and a set of facts with bearing on our last assignment.

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October 7, 2016 at 4:45 am

Check those deadlines


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September 12, 2016 at 7:45 pm

The numbers add up

Study writing and interpersonal skills, to be sure, as the previous post counsels, but knowing the numbers, beg pardon, counts out in the world.

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September 5, 2016 at 3:33 am

Op-eds for sale

If this blog post is accurate, then writing op-ed pieces is a highly marketable skill worth mastering. Competitive advantage goes to those who excel in Econ 479…

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September 1, 2016 at 11:51 pm

The old college try

Why not go to college? Present company excepted, many people don’t—which, according to economist Erik Hurst, may not make the best financial sense.

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August 29, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Phlawed phishing

Clearly the writer is not an alumnus of Econ 479. A tip: When in receipt of such message, count the errors. One is forgiveable, two not—and almost always a sure sign of a scam.

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August 26, 2016 at 9:37 pm