Kids and Costs: A Guest Post on Twins by Bryan Caplan

...effort, stress, and out-of-pocket cost of a singleton. As Joshua Gans of Parentonomics writes: “But regardless of the level of the cost curve for parenting, it is surely the case...

Parents Are Less Happy. So What?

...and happiness, you’ll hear plenty more from Betsey and me, and our own little natural experiment—our daughter Matilda. You’ll also hear from Bryan Caplan, and Joshua Gans of Parentonomics fame....

Should Kids Pay Back Their Parents for Raising Them?

...he ever learned, over a diner meal with his dad, who taught him to play a game called Powers of Observation. Finally, we hear from Joshua Gans, the Australian economist...

'Tis the Season Puzzler

...Here’s?a (self-promotional) hint. Can you conjure a?Google trend with a countercyclical pattern (that is, with elevated searching before the New Year but lower than average levels in January)? (HT:?Joshua Gans)...

The Worst Mistake I Ever Made: An Economists' Parenting Quorum

...happened.   Joshua Gans is a professor at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His book Parentonomics was published by MIT Press in 2009. What is our worse...

Australia's Rising Political Star Is an Award-Winning Economist

...a humble enough bloke that it won’t go to his head. But it’s always fun to hear about the good guys doing well. Congratulations Andrew! (More here from Joshua Gans.)...

Abnormal Economics

Over at CoreEconomics, Joshua Gans points out that Steve Levitt’s research is no longer judged to be normal economics. Or at least his work doesn’t belong with the “normal papers.”...

This Is What Happens to People Who Listen to Too Much AC/DC…

...to efficient outcomes when exposed to one lead singer of the rock band AC/DC versus another. I hope for this guy’s sake he has tenure. (Hat tip to Joshua Gans.)...

Emily Oster is a liar!

...9. Knowing she spent more than 15 years working on the project, it is easier for me to understand how it turned out so great. (Hat tip to Joshua Gans.)...

Should You “Ferberize” Your Baby?

Joshua Gans, (author of the forthcoming Parentonomics), has an interesting post on “data-driven Parenting.” Turns out that there is a cool web service: Trixie Tracker, that allows parents to record...