A few articles that have caught my fancy lately.
- Nicholas Gruen has a thoughtful paper for the COAG Reform Council on economic reform (read slowly - it's like a freeze-dried meal)
- Hal Varian on the economic value of Google
- Hal Varian on hangover-vodka searches & the four stages of unemployment (highly recommended)
- The Grattan Institute on regional investment
- How teacher turnover harms student achievement
- As from Zzzzs: the benefits to students of starting classes a little later in the morning
- Do politicians discriminate against racial-minority voters?
- Do countries grow faster if their politicians are better-educated?
- Elizabeth Farrelly on Canberra
- How to make people use less water (hint: it's all in the social comparisons)
- Gadi Barlevy & Derek Neal propose teacher 'pay for percentile'
- How hospital competition reduces mortality
- 'Last place aversion' - why the poor sometimes oppose redistribution
- How do badly-rated plumbers find new clients? (Answer: they change their names)
- Shaun Vahey and his team at the ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis have established a Shadow RBA Board. You can see their interest rate preferences here (hey guys, why not add a Taylor Rule interest rate too?)
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