Testing myths about parenthood with 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 Testing myths about parenthood with data

Is economics always pro-market?

“Economics Now Points Away From the Laissez-Faire Approach”: A recent interview featuring the economist, Sureish Naidu, briefly summarized all the reasons why economics these days has a lot more to contribute to the policy world. Here's a few quotes to which I could directly relate to my own reflections and past experience with economics, being … Continue reading Is economics always pro-market?

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 chosen cuisine of specialization. The first episode that I watched featured Duangporn “Bo” Songvisava, a female Thai co-chef and owner of Bo.Lan, a Bangkok restaurant. This was not a random choice. … Continue reading Chef’s Table, Bo Songvisava and Thailand

Alan Krueger (1960-2019) & Current Readings

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 Alan Krueger (1960-2019) & Current Readings