Today in Sports-Induced Violence

...their home ice to unleash Vancouver’s inner soccer hooligan. This outbreak of violence is consistent with a piece that Justin Wolfers wrote in 2008, on a study looking at public...

Brookings Scholars Reverse Course on… Everything

...reauthorized by September 30, 2011, and we can only hope that Congress heeds Haskins’ advice.   Wharton professor gets haircut for charity Penn Current – Justin Wolfers, an associate professor...

Graph Fight! More on Taylor’s Scatterplot

...in the natural rate of unemployment in the 1970s and 1980s, which many macroeconomists have researched and written about, but which Wolfers does not mention. He then concludes: When you...

Calling All Predictors to a New Forecasting Tournament

...are Barb Mellers and Don Moore, with an advisory board that includes Daniel Kahneman, Robert Jervis, Scott Armstrong, Michael Mauboussin, Carl Spetzler and Justin Wolfers. It involves a multi-disciplinary effort...

Your Spousonomics Questions, Answered

...is definitely a victory of hope over experience. For a more thorough answer, though, we’re going to outsource to one of our favorite Freakonomics writers, Justin Wolfers, who, with his...

The Happiness Wars Continue

...it always was—within the same country, the richer are happier and more satisfied with their lives than the poor. Related: Justin Wolfers has written extensively on this blog about happiness....

Will the NFL Lockout Lead to Increase in Crime?

...here, when Dubner took on French political scientist Sebastien Roche and his theory that sport causes crime. More recently, Freakonomics contributor Justin Wolfers reported on a study showing that crime...

Income = Happiness? A Strangely Tough Sell in Aspen

...me—cites my hair as evidence of expertise: Wolfers, a Wharton professor with an Australian accent and surfer-style blond hair, certainly seems like someone who should be an expert on happiness...

Why Economics Falls Down in the Face of Fatherhood

...and benefits just as our models say. Or at least that was my understanding of the world. Today, I’m not so sure. Justin Wolfers and his daughter Matilda after a...

It’s Not the President, Stupid (Ep. 65)

...influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government. You’ll also hear from Freakonomics blog regular Justin Wolfers, who, along with co-authors...