Dismantling Myths About Parenthood With New Data

https://nyti.ms/2vecHgC A recent piece on the New York Times by the economist, Emily Oster (Brown), briefly introduces her upcoming book about how common feelings of guilt among young parents - often transferred down by society and its gold standards of ideal parenthood - are refutable by new data-driven evidence suggesting that the feelings of guilt … Continue reading Dismantling Myths About Parenthood With New Data

Economics Is Not At A Stalemate

“Economics Now Points Away From the Laissez-Faire Approach”: This recent interview of the economist, Sureish Naidu (Columbia), briefly summarises all the reasons why economics these days has a lot more to contribute to the policy world, and that the (mistaken) conflation of economics with "neoliberalism" should be entering its final days. Here's a few quotes … Continue reading Economics Is Not At A Stalemate

Pro-Social Incentives And Skills In The Public Sector

Yesterday was a fantastic day for applied microeconmists, and which further reminded me of the very reasons why I eventually seek to become one. The European Economic Association (EEA) announced that the 2019 Yrjö Jahnsson Award, a prestigious bi-annual prize awarded to European economists under the age of 45, went to Oriana Bandiera (LSE) and … Continue reading Pro-Social Incentives And Skills In The Public Sector

Chef’s Table, Bo Songvisava And Thailand

A colleague of mine recently introduced me to “Chef’s Table”, a Netflix series documenting different world cuisines through stories of individual chefs and their lived experiences with their chosen cuisine of specialisation. The first episode that I chose to watch was on Thailand and Duangporn “Bo” Songvisava, a female Thai co-chef and co-owner of Bo.Lan, … Continue reading Chef’s Table, Bo Songvisava And Thailand

Current Readings & Alan Krueger (1960-2019)

I've recently benefited greatly from using all the resources available at the LSE to refresh myself with some academic literature. Here's a few works that I've been reading: Rodrik, D. (2015). "Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science". New York: W.W. Norton & Company. Morjaria, A. (2014). "Is Democracy Detrimental for the … Continue reading Current Readings & Alan Krueger (1960-2019)