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The Indiana Jones of Economics, Part III

Robert Jensen Over the last two days, Robert Jensen has described his hunt for the ever-elusive Giffen good. Like all action adventure stories, this one has a happy ending. Jensen then goes on to explain the important implications of his findings for food policy in the developing world. Raiders of the Lost Arc Elasticity, Part […] Read More »



The Indiana Jones of Economics, Part II

Robert Jensen In the second installment of his adventure story about searching for the elusive Giffen good, Robert Jensen describes some of the setbacks they suffered along the way. Raiders of the Lost Arc Elasticity, Part II By Robert Jensen Let me start at the beginning to explain how our search for a Giffen good […] Read More »



The Indiana Jones of Economics, Part I

A few years back the Wall Street Journal dubbed me the Indiana Jones of economics. Robert Jensen 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 […] Read More »