economics

Nobel Prize in Economics winners 2019

12th November 2019

Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer and Abhijit Banerjee (husband to Duflo) are the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics. These three people won the prize for “their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty,” according to a statement by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Esther Duflo is just 46 years old and hence becomes […]

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Rabar Arezki

30th August 2019

Rabar Arezki Rabah Arezki is currently Chief Economist in charge of Middle East as well as North Africa Region for the World Bank Group. He is also a senior fellow at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  Previously, he was the Chief of the Commodities Unit in the Research Department at the […]

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“Government may not be the source of unemployment,” says Clement Lokoma

23rd August 2019

“Government may not be the source of unemployment,” says Clement Lokoma  Sharing is Caring:0

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Is Econometrics boring?

29th July 2019

Is Econometrics boring? Econometrics is the application of statistics and mathematics to the study of economics.  The study of econometrics involves analysis of data, testing and development of economic theories.  Read More: Cash book and Note book Josh Angrist believes that it depends on the teacher who thought you. Watch the video below:  Sharing is […]

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What do economists do?

29th June 2019

What do economists do? This is a serious question I’m asking you this morning. I visited some people this morning and when they asked me what I do for my living, I responded,  “I’m an economist,” I responded.  This got them more confused than before. So i decided to write a blog article about the […]

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Economist Joram Gicheru on implications of food security in Kenya on Trade

15th April 2019

Economist Joram Gicheru on implications of food security in Kenya on Trade Read More: What is Ricardian Equivalence? Sharing is Caring:0

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Dr. Victoria Bateman a Fellow at University of Cambridge goes naked in protest against Brexit

7th February 2019

“Brexit leaves Britain naked..” Dr. Victoria Bateman

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Modern Principles Macroeconomics

Modern Principles Macroeconomics by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok is now available in Chinese

26th January 2019

Modern Principles Macroeconomics book is now available in Chinese

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Silvana Tenreyro

Silvana Tenreyro

5th November 2018

RSilvana Tenreyro Silvana Tenreyro is an economist who graduated from Tucuman she headed to Harvard where she helped set up a public policy think tank with the help of here fellow Argentine students. The organization is still going strong. Silvana Tenreyro graduated with a doctorate degree under the guidance of Ken Rogoff and Robert Barro. […]

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Irving Fisher

Irving Fisher

14th October 2018

Irving Fisher Irving Fisher was one of the greatest American economists who made USD$10 million from stock trading and later lost it all during the 1929 Great Depression. Read More: Douglas North on the role of strong institutions on economic development International Finance Corporations(IFCs) in Kenya Despite these great misfortunes, Fisher is regarded as one […]

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Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Blogger at Marginal Revolution

Tyler Cowen of Mercatus Center announced Fellowship for Great Policy Ideas

17th September 2018

Tyler Cowen of Mercatus Center announced Fellowship for Great Policy Ideas  Tyler Cowen, the General Director of Mercatus Center, announced the launch of Emergent Ventures Fellowship. This was announced during a Mercatus Center Podcast. If you have moonshot ideas, apply for the fellowship here. Read More: Volkswagen announces ending of production of VW Bettle Sharing […]

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Sex workers in France from 1700s.

History of Prostitution in France in 1700s

19th August 2018

France just like any country in the world has a long history of Prostitution. Here is an account from 1700.

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Scott Sumner

Scott Sumner the blogger who saved the economy

4th August 2018

Scott Sumner the blogger who saved the economy This is the blogger who saved the economy and this is his life story. I hope you will enjoy reading and remember to leave comments in the comments section below. When he started blogging, he did not know that people would read his blogs. But people gave […]

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Henry Stuart Hazlitt

Biography of Henry Stuart Hazlitt

7th July 2018

Biography of Henry Stuart Hazlitt Henry Stuart Hazlitt was a leading American journalist who lived between 1894 and 1993. He wrote largely on business and economics. He had authored great articles for leading newspapers and magazines such as Conservative Circles, The Wall Street Journal, The American Mercury, The Nation, Newsweek, Libertarian and The New York […]

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Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen

BOOK REVIEW: Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen

2nd June 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen Part 1: For the last one week, I’ve been reading a book titled Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen. The author won a Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1998. Therefore, he is a respected figure in the field of economics. I came across very interesting information […]

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Admission to Graduate School

31st May 2018

Admission to Graduate School Today marks a special day in my life. I am entering the next phase which makes me nervous but I am prepared to face it. This is all about my dramatic entry into graduate school to study a Master in Economics (Econometrics). This is my chance to become a true scholar. […]

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Dr. Thomas Sowell economist

7th May 2018

Dr. Thomas Sowell economist Dr. Thomas Sowell was a syndicated economist for many years. He was also an academic economist. In most most of his literary work, he writes about economics. Dr. Thomas Sowell regularly comments about current affairs. He displayed great depth, breadth and clarity in his written and spoken word. I conclude that […]

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H-1B visa

Visa extension for foreign  STEM graduates 

11th April 2018

Visa extension for foreign  STEM graduates  All foreign graduates studying STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics) in the United States of America are eligible to extend their visa for 3 years. This extension to work translates to more earnings for the graduates. There are also high chances of finding an employer to sponsor their application for H-1B […]

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How Scouts Identify Future Football Superstars

31st March 2018

How Scouts Identify Future Football Superstars Economics is everywhere. Even in the football field. One Sebatian Abbot has demonstrated as such in a study which was published in 2016. The author focuses on African soccer and the strategies used by scouts to identify future stars for possible recruitment in Europe and other parts of the […]

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Mother with her child

United States Mothers Earn Less, their Education and Experience Notwithstanding

14th March 2018

United States Mothers Earn Less, their Education and Experience Notwithstanding The Washington Center for Equitable Growth has published a great blog article providing evidence that mothers in USA earn less their education and experience notwithstanding. The researchers further indicate that there is notable differences in earnings between women with children and those without. This study […]

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