Saturday, November 11, 2017
A bunch of economics stories
Here's some fun general reading:
Marginal Revolution - finding archaeological sites using economics. Although, as the post's comments note, (a) they're using economic geography, not economics; (b) uh, they've been doing this for decades.
Medium - could Rome have had an industrial revolution? Interesting bit of speculative fiction, but I think part of the requirement for an industrial revolution is the weakening of the plutocratic rentier class. You can't have industrial revolution when the landed gentry rule the country. I think that's even an Acemoglu theory, which makes me feel dirty now.
New Deal Demoncrat - predicting US elections with net strong disapproval. Interesting theory, but some of the other graphs (which are VERY interesting) gave me an idea for an undergrad thesis.