Hi everyone. You may have noticed a flurry of activity in the blog over the last two weeks – this is because I moved two months of planned activity forward so it would be finished by the end of September. I am going to have to leave the blog for a while in order to […]
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About Matt Nolan
Matt Nolan is a teaching assistant at Victoria University of Wellington and policy analyst. Views expressed here are my own and are unrelated to my organisations.
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"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner"– Adam Smith "Narratives compete with imperatives (general moral rules or precepts)…to persuade agents to behave in desirable ways."– Jean Tirolehttps://t.co/YdVGjsh84U — Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) September 22, 2018 Make of this what you will. I think reading […]
When writing this post I found myself a bit uncomfortable with terminology like “use value” and “exchange value” and so steered away from them – well also because a production function approach to the question is just so much damned clearer! Exchange value was fine, but use value I found a bit confusing – as […]
When I was a student a lecturer said to us “When analysing trade, does it make sense for us to assume everyone is the same? If everyone was the same why would they trade with each other?“. This is simultaneous a bit of a silly question and a useful one. He answered that they wouldn’t, […]
I see that Bloomberg is stating that Economists are changing their minds about unions – moving from seeing them negatively to seeing them positively. Unions are an interesting topic, but are also inseparable from a discussion about the relative welfare state and competition policy embedded in a nation. Nordic and German trade unions are quite […]
Let us talk about this. https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/1041714463060049920 I will be using this model myself next week to talk about migration (opps post timing changed and that was already up), so lets have some fun talking about this.