1/24/15

Nearly 100% Psychobabble Or: Freud, Kahneman, and the Question of Bounded Self Control

When I was very little someone told me the world was round. I don’t remember who told me, or where I was at the time, but I do remember the picture that I drew in my head. (I may have also drawn it on paper, but no record survives). It looked something like this:  


1/9/15

Are There Too Many Startups? Part 1: Definitions and Data


Like always, there is something missing here. Hint, it starts with F, G and W. 
It’s hard to say when exactly the “startup craze” began. Of course there was the dot-com bubble, but that burst, and it seemed for a time that early-stage tech companies had lost their fizz, at least compared to mortgage backed securities. Perhaps it began anew when Apple launched the first iPhone in 2007, or when Facebook launched for high school in September of 2005. It was certainly fully underway by 2010, when “The Social Network” came out,  and by 2011, many were calling it another bubble.

1/6/15

Student Magazine on Economics!

Want to read more student economics musings? I was part of the editorial team for "The Rationale" the LSE Student Union Economics Society magazine. You can read the full issue here.


(Nice cover too right? 10 points if you can tell me what it's about.)