Monthly Archives: August 2012

Unemployment, Fate or Necessity ?

“Unemployment, Fate or Necessity ?” is a 2005 book originally entitled “Le chômage, fatalité ou nécessité ?”, written by the french economists Pierre Cahuc and André Zylberberg. Below is a review of the book.

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Correlation between Beauty and Wages, but Why ?

Numerous studies have today shown that beautiful people earn more than ugly people. Not just among women, but also among men. A short summary of the current research is provided by Landsburg (2001) and Engemann & Owyang (2005). The correlation … Continue reading

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Determinants of Health (GSS)

Using the General Social Survey data, I try to investigate which factor is the most determinant of health. The present analysis had been edited since I got the SPSS data format available here. (click on “Cumulative Data Set (cross-sectional samples from all years): … Continue reading

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Can People Be Trusted (GSS)

Using the General Social Survey data, I try to investigate which factor is the most determinant of health. The present analysis had been edited since I got the SPSS data format available here. (click on “Cumulative Data Set (cross-sectional samples from all years): … Continue reading

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Predictors of Belief in Evolution (GSS)

Using the General Social Survey data (SPSS format available here), I try to investigate which factor is the most determinant of belief in evolution. For this purpose, I use the logit regression. (I redid the analysis since I got the SPSS.)

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‘Minimum Wage Laws Increase Unemployment’ : A Misunderstanding

Proponents of minimum wage laws usually cite the study “Minimum Wages and Employment: A Case Study of the Fast-Food Industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania” (1994), by David Card and Alan Krueger, as a defense against criticism of the minimum … Continue reading

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Some Flaws with Akerlof’s Adverse Selection

The adverse selection is widely cited as an illustration of market failure, calling for government intervention in order to correct the market. The theory is phrased as follows : the buyers of used cars have less information than have dealers … Continue reading

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Against Intellectual Monopoly

Against intellectual monopoly Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine (2010). Below is a selection of passages I found enlightening.

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Race Differences in Intelligence: An Evolutionary Analysis – Richard Lynn

In Race Differences in Intelligence : An Evolutionary Analysis, Richard Lynn (2006) assembles a massive contribution to the IQ-hereditarian thesis. He collected a bundle of data on IQ from different populations around the world. Unfortunately, there are several questions left unclear. … Continue reading

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Asian Women, Interracial Relationship, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Asian american women have been found to be at higher risk than are asian american men to get Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). These figures cannot be explained by lack of education or information. In East Asia, there is no such … Continue reading

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