Veiling among Muslim women is modeled as a commitment mechanism that limits temptation to deviate from religious norms of behavior.
Oct 22, 2017 | 03:30
The Role These Factors Play in Shaping Economic Knowledge and Behavior
Jan 1, 2017
Extract from the keynote speech by the Rev. Dr. William Barber III at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference on race and economics in Detroit on November 11
Nov 11, 2016
In his keynote address to our #EconOfRace conference in Detroit, Rev. Dr. William Barber III issued a blistering critique of structural inequality in the United States, and urged economists to recognize their responsibility to the poor.
This research project explores the underlying limits—especially of the social and economic sciences—in identifying causalities including, among other aspects, the strong epistemological and statistical limitations of and assumptions behind the methods applied.
Jun 29, 2015
Inequality, racism, and violence are the real killers in America.
This research projects aims to understand Buddhist thinking in rational choice terms and apply that to some important contemporary economic problems.
Dec 3, 2013
What happens when a market-based economy becomes a market-based society?
The economics of religion is a relatively new field of research in economics. This survey serves two purposes – it is backward-looking in that it traces the historical and sociological origins of this field, and it is forward-looking in that it examines the insights and research themes that are offered by economists to investigate religion globally in the modern world.
Sep 27, 2013
The current economic and financial crisis has given rise to a vigorous debate about the state of economics, and the training which graduate and undergraduates economics students are receiving. Importantly, among those arguing most strongly for a change in the way that young economists are trained are the ultimate employers of these students, in both the private and the public sector. Employers are increasingly complaining that young economists don’t understand how the financial system actually works, and are ill-prepared to think about appropriate policies at a time of crisis.
Oct 11, 2013
“You are now leaving the world as you know it.”
Sep 21, 2013
Friedrich von Hayek described the economist’s task as demonstrating how little we really know about what we imagine we can design
Sep 14, 2013
What happens when professionals lose touch with the people they’re supposed to serve?
Aug 20, 2013
what is economically correct must always be balanced with what is morally right.
Jul 22, 2013
Changing the incentives for how economists determine both the content of the subject and their approach to scientific research could increase the range of thinking in the profession