real estate

When Millenials Can't Move Out of Their Parents' Basements the Entire Economy Suffers
February 21, 2014

It isn't just bad for 20-somethings; it's bad for everybody. 

The Ongoing and Hugely Risky Bailout of the Housing Market
Why the next housing crisis could be worse than the last one
March 01, 2013

Unless the White House changes course, the next housing crisis will be worse than the last one

Freaks and Geeks; How Freakonomics is ruining the dismal science.
April 02, 2007

Related Links: Steven Levitt's response to Scheiber's argument, and Scheiber's response to Levitt. One of the few papers I actually read as a grad student was written by a pair of economists named Josh Angrist and Alan Krueger. In the early '90s, Angrist and Krueger set off to resolve a question that had been gnawing at economists for decades: Does going to school increase your future wages? Intuitively, it seemed obvious that it did. When you compared the salaries of, say, Ph.D.s with those of high-school dropouts, the grad-school set almost always did better.