Monday, October 17, 2011

Regulation - does it raise costs or only shift costs?

This is an interesting piece for the general argument that it makes - if it isn't on the balance sheet is it still a cost?  The author argues, yet it is. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our Bungled Energy Policy

Nordhaus argues for Pigouvian taxes, particularly on our use of Coal to generate electricity, and points out that a U.S. only policy on oil consumption will not do - there needs to be a global system put into place to reduce consumption

Monday, October 10, 2011

Price Differentials

An essay that decomposes price differentials into cost differentials or price discrimination, with several examples of each.  One reason for students to learn demand theory is because of how knowing that can help understand how sellers set price.

Price Differentials - a Reading

This is a voice recording of the essay.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Just trying out the new blogger tools on The Economics Metaphor site.