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Welcome! This is a site that provides links and publishes articles, columns, letters, essays and blogs by economists and other social scientists about day-to-day issues and facts of our life and times. Social scientists in general, and economists, in particular, have plenty to say about all matters relating to human behavior in the modern mass society. The intention is to make their views available to you. I hope you enjoy it.

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Marcelo Bianconi, Professor of Economics
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Tufts University
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Created: October 2001

Articles, Columns, Essays, Letters, Links, Etc.

F. Diebold blog @Penn: No Hesitations, posted September 2016.

Marco Sammon's LakeWater Finance blog: LWF, posted August 2016.

Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business: Pro-Mkt, posted April 2016.

Werner Baer - 1931-2016: WB_March2016; in Portuguese: WB_Marco2016, posted March 2016.

Ben Bernanke's Blog: BB, posted April 2015.

Econbrowser: James D. Hamilton and Menzie Chinn: JDH_MC, posted January 2012.

The Grumpy Economist: JC, posted December 2011.

Jeffrey Miron's Blog: JM, posted May 2010.

Gary Becker & Richard Posner Blog: BP, posted June 2009.

Eugene Fama & Ken French Forum: FF, posted January 2009.

Mathematics blog: Terrence Tao's: TT, posted December 2008.

Brief Statement to Tufts Observer, October 6, 2008 (student journal) about the financial turmoil TO-10-08, posted October, 2008.

John Cochrane on the Milton Friedman Institute (MFI): JC-Letter, posted August, 2008.

VOX: Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists VOX, posted January, 2008.

Greg Mankiw's Blog:GM, posted October, 2007.

George Borjas' Blog:GB, posted October, 2007.

Andrew Samwick's Blog:AS, posted October, 2007.

ACADEMENTIA - Wall Street Journal Editorial, September 2005: Ivory Cower, posted February 6, 2006.

David Warsh's Economic Principals:

Yannis Ioannides (Tufts University) The 2004 Athens Olympic Games: Thoughts from an Economist, posted May 25, 2004.

International Monetary Fund News: An Open Letter, posted July 9, 2002.

Glenn Loury (Brown University Economics) Articles and Columns; Webpage.

Professor Eugene F. Fama, Recipient of an Honorary Degree at the Tufts University 150th Commencement - May 2002.

"It is astonishing what foolish things one can temporarily believe, if one thinks too long alone ... particularly in economics." J. M. Keynes