Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Beyond Pareto Optimal - Indiana Jones of Economics

From Freakenomics blog, worth remarking:

A few years back the Wall Street Journal dubbed me the Indiana Jones of economics.

In reality, that title more rightfully belongs to Robert Jensen, an economist at Brown University who is doing some of the most interesting and adventurous economics studies these days. Jensen has documented how cell phones revolutionized fish markets in India, how simply telling students in the Dominican Republic once about the high value of an additional year of school can impact their choices years later, and how introducing T.V. into rural India affects the position of women.

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