Justin Wolfers

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Name: Justin Wolfers
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Behind bitcoin: An avid group tries to spread word

It has been hailed by Silicon Valley's wise man Marc Andreessen and has been criticized by billionaire investor Warren Buffett . The view of global regulators are split as well. Japan, for example, will not recognize it while Brazil does.Read More Why ... [Published CNBC - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Both Sides in Obamacare Fight Slam Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau set of a mild firestorm in the health policy field on Tuesday after revealing to The New York Times that it was planning to execute a complete overhaul of the way that it measures health insurance coverage in the U.S.The new version ... [Published The Fiscal Times - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Adults in developing nations more optimistic than those in rich countries

Ding Zhouyang: 'I really do believe that things are getting better, both for my age group and for society as a whole.' Photograph: Ding ZhouyangAdults in parts of the developing world are far more optimistic than their counterparts in rich nations, where ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

Money can buy happiness, economist says [The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. :: ]

April 09--It's not just popular opinion: Rich people are happier than poor people.Economist Justin Wolfers has spent the past several years examining studies that support that claim, plus dozens of other measures that try to explain why some groups of ... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

US adds 192,000 new jobs in March

Out-of-work Americans tend to blame themselves for their predicamentThe US added 192,000 new jobs in March, in line with expectations, as the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7%.Severe weather over the winter did not prevent the monthly average for ... [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

March’s Goldilocks Jobs Report Highlights Lukewarm Labor Market

Our businesses have added: •8.9 million jobs over 49 months•2.3 million in the past year•192,000 in March → pic.twitter.com/LcE3LOWDBv — The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 4, 2014   Both the civilian labor force and total employment increased ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

US economy adds 192.000 new jobs in March; unemployment steady at 6.7%

The US added 192,000 new jobs in March, in line with expectations, as the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7%. Severe weather over the winter did not prevent the monthly average for new jobs from continuing a climb towards pre-economic crisis level ... [Published Merco Press - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Jobs preview: Pay less attention to the sausage, and more to how it’s made

The BLS's monthly employment numbers come out tomorrow, and economists expect a strong showing, in the neighborhood of 195,000 jobs . The top-line numbers in those BLS surveys are always seasonally adjusted - that is, they're corrected to " remove the ... [Published Ezra Klein - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

How has introductory economics changed as it’s been taught in American universities?

That is a new Quora forum , via Justin Wolfers, and the question is referring to the last several decades.  There are interesting answers by Summers, Jeremy Bulow, Preston McAfee, and others.  My answer was this: I see greater changes than some of ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 2 reports

Open thread for night owls: Jaffe on the end of jobs

At In These Times , Sarah Jaffe writes The End of Jobs? [...] The economy has improved only slightly. Unemployment remains high, and the jobs that do exist are often low-wage and part-time. Since 2011, we've seen not only Occupy but the rise of a movement ... [Published Daily Kos - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 2 reports

Gamblers Betting On Horse Races Waste Too Much Money On The Longshot

REUTERS/Alessandro GarofaloPeople wait for the start of a race at the San Siro horseracing center in Milan.Earlier today, David Nussbaum wrote at FiveThirtyEight about how, when making bets on football games, people tend to overly bet on the favorite. ... [Published Business Insider - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 2 reports

This Spring's Brookings Panel on Economic Activity Looks Very Good...

And we're off! You can download all the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, right here: http://t.co/8tkWWBFSgO #BPEA — Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) March 20, 2014 Alas! I am not there--I am on the other coast, teaching and waiting for flights ... [Published Brad DeLong - Mar 20 2014]

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"The advocates think that regular people should adopt it," said Justin Wolfers, an economist at the Brookings Institute. "i don't see any need to. i walk into the stores, the stores accept my u s dollars. the monetary system's working perfectly ok for me right now."

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Behind bitcoin: An avid group tries to spread word [Published CNBC - Apr 16 2014]
Both Sides in Obamacare Fight Slam Census Bureau [Published The Fiscal Times - Apr 15 2014]
Adults in developing nations more optimistic th... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 14 2014]
For More Jobs and Stability, Set the Economy Free [Published Mises.org - Apr 10 2014]
Money can buy happiness, economist says [The Sp... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 09 2014]
Money can buy happiness, economist says April 9... [Published Spokesman-Review.com - Apr 09 2014]
Is there a wonk bubble? [Published Politico - Apr 09 2014]
Week Ahead April 6, 2014 [Published Spokesman-Review.com - Apr 06 2014]
US adds 192,000 new jobs in March [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 05 2014]
US economy adds 192.000 new jobs in March; unem... [Published Merco Press - Apr 05 2014]
March’s Goldilocks Jobs Report Highlights Lukew... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 04 2014]
Payrolls Rose At A Faster Rate In March [Published Seeking Alpha - Apr 04 2014]
US Economy Adds 192,000 Jobs in March [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Apr 04 2014]
U.S. employers add 192K jobs; jobless rate unch... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - Apr 04 2014]
Jobs preview: Pay less attention to the sausage... [Published Ezra Klein - Apr 03 2014]
How has introductory economics changed as it’s ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 03 2014]
The White House Explains Why It Repeats the Equ... [Published National Review - Apr 02 2014]
What Brookings Scholars Are Saying about #ACA [Published Brookings Institution - Apr 01 2014]
Dana Milbank's War on Women [Published Heritage Foundation - Apr 01 2014]
Divorce is actually on the rise, and it’s the b... [Published Ezra Klein - Mar 27 2014]
The ghosts of America's long-term unemployed [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 27 2014]
Open thread for night owls: Jaffe on the end of... [Published Daily Kos - Mar 22 2014]
Open thread for night owls: Jaffe on the end of... [Published Daily Kos - Mar 22 2014]
Brookings Papers Turn Conventional Wisdom on It... [Published Bloomberg - Mar 21 2014]
Gamblers Betting On Horse Races Waste Too Much ... [Published Business Insider - Mar 20 2014]
Gamblers Betting On Horse Races Waste Too Much ... [Published Clusterstock - Mar 20 2014]
Long-Term Unemployed: The Ghosts of the Labor M... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Mar 20 2014]
This Spring's Brookings Panel on Economic Activ... [Published Brad DeLong - Mar 20 2014]
This Spring's Brookings Panel on Economic Activ... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Mar 20 2014]
Women Are Not Men: Full Transcript [Published Freakonomics - Mar 20 2014]
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March’s Goldilocks Jobs Report Highlights Lukew... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 04 2014]
Our businesses have added: •8.9 million jobs over 49 months•2.3 million in the past year•192,000 in March → pic.twitter.com/LcE3LOWDBv — The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 4, 2014   Both the civilian labor force and total employment increased ...
US Economy Adds 192,000 Jobs in March [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Apr 04 2014]
The US added 192,000 new jobs in March, in line with expectations, as the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7%. The US Labor Department also revised the February figure up to 197,000 from 175,000. Severe weather over the winter did not prevent the ...
Jobs preview: Pay less attention to the sausage... [Published Ezra Klein - Apr 03 2014]
The BLS's monthly employment numbers come out tomorrow, and economists expect a strong showing, in the neighborhood of 195,000 jobs . The top-line numbers in those BLS surveys are always seasonally adjusted - that is, they're corrected to " remove the ...
How has introductory economics changed as it’s ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 03 2014]
That is a new Quora forum , via Justin Wolfers, and the question is referring to the last several decades.  There are interesting answers by Summers, Jeremy Bulow, Preston McAfee, and others.  My answer was this: I see greater changes than some of ...
Divorce is actually on the rise, and it’s the b... [Published Ezra Klein - Mar 27 2014]
The wisdom about divorce in America goes something like this: the sexual revolution sparked a sharp rise in the divorce rate from 1950 until about 1980, leading to the famous formulation that half of all American marriages would end in an uncoupling, ...
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