Econ 479

The Art of Writing, the Science of Economics

The Cost of the Shutdown

The shutdown of the federal government comes with costs, as this article shows. How many concepts can you identify in the piece?


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January 22, 2018 at 12:41 am

Yet another reason to learn a few of the niceties of English…


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November 16, 2017 at 2:15 am

Posted in Economic writing

One more reason to take Econ 479

Top-notch writing skills will carry a huge premium as they decrease in supply.

One of Ogilvy & Mather executive chair Miles Young’s predictions for the near-term future. Now back to work!

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September 28, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Blow, ye winds, blow

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September 11, 2017 at 1:14 am

Jason Fried on Writing Skills

Comparative advantage announces itself always, as here. In short, dear colleagues, apply yourselves in this class.

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September 3, 2017 at 7:40 pm

Tips for aspiring op-ed writers

A bit of prolepsis: There’s an op-ed in your future in this class. Here are some useful tips from the New York Times.

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August 26, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Lab work

A downbeat essay on politics and decline—but with appropriate use of the economic concept of public goods.

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August 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm