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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Census Bureau Cuts Number of Same-Sex Married Couples in Half

...all three – the revised, original and ACS estimates – together to provide users with the full, transparent picture of our current measurement of same-sex couples.” HT [Justin Wolfers]...

The Happiness Wars Continue

...as 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...

Why Economics Falls Down in the Face of Fatherhood

...costs 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...