Your Spousonomics Questions, Answered

...but marriage 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,...

A Quick Note on the AEA Conference

...interesting), as well as scholars whose work you’ve encountered on this blog and elsewhere: Richard Thaler, Justin Wolfers, Dan Hamermesh, Robert Shiller, Orley Ashenfelter, Robert Frank, Avinash Dixit, Alan Kreuger,...

NBA Ref Racial Bias Redux

...A few years ago, Wharton economist and Freakonomics contributor Justin Wolfers, along with co-author Joseph Price, published a paper alleging implicit bias among NBA referees. The paper kicked up...

Calling All Predictors to a New Forecasting Tournament

...his co-P.I.s 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...

Graph Fight! More on Taylor’s Scatterplot

...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 recognize that...

Will the NFL Lockout Lead to Increase in Crime?

...including 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...

Am I Good Enough to Compete In a Prediction Tournament?

...Judgment  research team includes Barb Mellers and Don Moore, with an advisory board of Daniel Kahneman, Robert Jervis, Scott Armstrong, Michael Mauboussin, Carl Spetzler and Justin Wolfers. The criteria for...

Brookings Scholars Reverse Course on… Everything

...be 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...

Today in Sports-Induced Violence

...on 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...

FREAK-est Links

...Public profanity now costs $20 in Middleborough, Mass. San Francisco tries to disincentivize panhandling with puppies. Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson chat with Gallup Business Journal. Is “big data” a new class of economic...