Monthly Archives: October 2016

Reality (TV) Check: The Value of Replication Studies

When you ask an applied economist what distinguishes economics from other social sciences, the likely answer will include economists’ use of rigorous quantitative methodologies lent from the natural sciences – where empirical strategies are judged against a gold standard of … Continue reading

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Increase in imports adversely affects provision of public services across U.S. localities

Recent research suggests that workers living in places with a heavy manufacturing presence in the U.S. have experienced both a decline in wages and a deterioration of employment prospects due to increased imports from China. While social assistance and trade … Continue reading

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Can European integration increase people’s life satisfaction?

by Milena Nikolova and Boris Nikolaev The United Kingdoms’s decision to leave the European Union, or the so-called Brexit, poses important questions for the rest of Europe. Fears of a chain reaction and a contagion of “exits” have flooded public … Continue reading

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