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How to be a Better Person

There are a lot of ways I could be a better human being. I could try acting like my husband hadn’t committed treason every time he leaves a table of dirty breakfast dishes. I could remember that it is a 2-year old rite of passage to ask “Why?” 7000 times a day before I snap and respond, “It just is, okay?” Continue reading

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Economists in Love: Bart Lipman

Bart Lipman studies decision theory and game theory at Boston University, and is also one of the founding editors of Theoretical Economics. Here’s a picture of him at a recent board meeting, where it seems economics is taken pretty seriously. … Continue reading

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Economists in Love: Allen Parkman

A “smart marriage” is one that both spouses agree is a success. As a minimum, it is better than any other arrangement that they might consider. Hopefully, it is much better than that. Continue reading

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Economists in Love: Ray Fisman

Ray Fisman is the Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia University’s business school, which, as far as we can tell, means he teaches MBA students how to make money AND do good for the world. He is also … Continue reading

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Economists in Love: Colin Camerer

After the babies, the married brain has better things to do—micromanage, focus on those babies, create comfort zones. Marriage love can then burrow deeper, to the marrow. Continue reading

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Economists in Love: Seth Gitter

That’s Seth Gitter, his wife Marie and his 1-year-old daughter Sylvia. Seth is an assistant professor of economics at Towson University where his research focuses on child development in Central America. He also dabbles in the economics of minor league … Continue reading

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Economists in Love: Shelly Lundberg & Dick Startz

In our third installment of Economists in Love, we talk to two economists who are in love–with each other. Shelly Lundberg and Dick Startz are professors at the University of Washington, where she studies family and labor economics, and he does work … Continue reading

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Economists in Love: Jeff Ely

Jeff Ely is an economist and game theorist at Northwestern University. When he’s not teaching, or being elected a fellow, or editing Econometrica, or studying sunk costs, he’s blogging at Cheap Talk, where he’s got some good advice on managing … Continue reading

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Economists in Love: Daniel Hamermesh

Economists are a romantic bunch. Seriously. To prove it, we’ve interviewed a few of them so you can see just how sexy the dismal science can be. First up is Daniel Hamermesh, author of Economics is Everywhere and an economics … Continue reading

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Sexy Economist of the Week: John Maynard Keynes

One of the world’s most influential economists, John Maynard Keynes is credited with rescuing the global economy after the Great Depression. He’s a good guy to keep in mind next time your marriage hits a rough patch. Continue reading

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