In a recent video we’ve chatted about why cold and flu medication may be cheaper in winter than in summer – something that may seem a bit counter-intuitive. This was an issue discussed back in 2008 here and here. For those who aren’t keen on listening to videos, I’ve popped the transcript just below 😉
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Matt Nolan is a NZ born Sydney based economist. Views expressed here are my own and are unrelated to my organisations.
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As part of our “Data and aggregates” playlist for macroeconomics we’ve added a video on GDP as income, and how to think about other national accounts measures in terms of income – after all, in some circumstances different measures can make more sense for a given question. For those who don’t want to listen to […]
Note – this was going to be a video, but the day after writing it up I already saw better posts on it here and here and also here. However, the text I wrote is kept below as it adds an occasional additional point – so feel free to read those posts and this one […]
Hi all – below is the text version of our book review of Thomas Piketty’s “Time for Socialism“. The video can be found here. Would be keen for thoughts, and if there are other books people want reviewed.
Hey team, I realised that a lot of the videos going up presuppose knowledge about what GDP is and what the purpose of GDP is – but after hearing another series of people baselessly criticise GDP I realised that assuming this knowledge isn’t really the best place to start. So I popped a video up […]
Hi all, I’ve finished lecturing for the year early and so Gulnara and me have decided to put up some videos on measuring GDP and inequality. We’ve both been quite keen to pop together a short book and short series of videos on different economic indicators and how to interpret them – as it is […]