Monthly Archives: October 2012

Allow Me to Ramble: The PhD in Economics

I know, I know – this is supposed to be a blog about economics RESEARCH! But, for today, I must digress from that goal to share with you this hilarious (and short) video about the PhD in Economics. Nothing’s going to stop me now – I’m applying to grad school and I know what I […]

Paper Talk: The Suez Canal and Trade Flows

This post is going to be about a paper written by, and discussed at length by, Professor James Feyrer (with whom I took Advanced Macroeconomics.) Distance, Trade, and Income – The 1967 to 1975 Closing of the Suez Canal as a Natural Experiment I really like the phrase ‘natural experiment.’ I think it gives credence […]