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  • Introducing login and pay with Amazon

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Tue 8th Oct 13

    The site is here, and they call it Amazon Payments, it seems. Instead of PayPal, I suppose. Who will win that competition?For the pointer I thank a loyal MR reader.

  • Seattle markets in everything?

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Tue 8th Oct 13

    To understand homelessness, you could work at a social service agency. Or volunteer. Or read.Or, if you believe a website called Real View Tours, you can also pay $2,000 to live undercover as a homeless person in Seattle with a tour guide for three days.You

  • Assorted links

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Tue 8th Oct 13

    1. More on rollout glitches for the insurers.2. Rogoff responds again to Krugman.3. On open borders, Nathan Smith responds, but I consider it a surrender. What he calls “open borders” I call “not open borders.” Price and quantity are

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  • The Chinese credit crunch

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Fri 21st Jun 13

    Don’t be misled by posts which focus on “Chinese monetary policy.” This is first and foremost about credit markets.Read this FT Alphaville post about the Chinese carry trade (and bow down and revere them, while you are at it). The previous

  • The Coasian culture that is Japan

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Sat 1st Dec 12

    A forthcoming paper* in the Journal of Financial Economics finds not only that inherited family control is still common in Japanese business, but that family firms are puzzlingly competitive, outperforming otherwise similar professionally managed companies.

  • Raghu Rajan nails it

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Thu 3rd May 12

    The industrial countries have a choice. They can act as if all is well except that their consumers are in a funk and so what John Maynard Keynes called animal spirits must be revived through stimulus measures. Or they can treat the crisis as a wake-up call

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  • Links for 06-21-2013

    posted to Economist's View on Fri 21st Jun 13

    UO mourns loss of IT expert Cathleen Leu - AroundtheOA Potentially Tragic Taper - Paul KrugmanThe Chinese credit crunch - Marginal RevolutionF.T.C. Head Seeks End to Misuse of Patents - NYTDo large departments make academics more productive? - Vox EUDifferentiated

  • Family-Owned Businesses in Japan

    posted to Growthology on Mon 3rd Dec 12

    Tyler Cowen highlights a forthcoming paper (previous working paper version here) about family-owned businesses, marriage, and adoption in Japan. The Economist has a summary here, though notes that the research is a decade old (circa 2000) so it's unknown whether

  • Rajan on Lessons from Recession

    posted to  Modeled Behavior on Thu 3rd May 12

    Tyler Cowen cant heap enough praise on this paper from Raghuram Rajan.I am loathe to use such language, but at this late date I think it helps to be direct. The paper reads to me like nonsense on a stick. Ostensibly its about the ineffectiveness of attempts