Recommended Readings

INTERESTING TECHNICAL READINGS

  • The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility by Raj Chetty at LSE, Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures (October 24, 2016).  Combine podcast/video with slides.
  • Policies to Improve Upward Mobility by Raj Chetty at LSE, Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures (October 25, 2016).  Combine podcast/video with slides.
  • Upward Mobility, Innovation and Economic Growth by Raj Chetty at LSE, Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures (October 26, 2016).  Combine podcast/video with slides.
  • What is.. Nash Equilibrium? by Rajiv Sethi and Jörgen Weibull for the American Mathematical Association (May 2016).
  • College Admissions and the Stability of Marriage by D. Gale and L. Shapley for the Mathematical Association of America (January 1962).

 

MOST FUNNY ECON PAPERS

  • Macroeconomic Policy and the Optimal Destruction of Vampires by Dennis J. Snower. Forschungsbericht/Research Memorandum no. 162. March 1981.

    “This paper provides a framework for the synthesis of vampirism and macroeconomics (…) Needless to say, the expectations underlying such a model are not rational.”

  • The Theory of Interstellar Trade by Paul Krugman. Draft version. July 1978.

    “This paper extends interplanetary trade theory to an interstellar setting (…) Two useless but true theorems are proved.”

  • Male Organ and Economic Growth: Does Size Matter? by Tatu Westling. Helsinki Center of Economic Research. Discussion paper no. 335. July 2011. ”

    “This study explores the link between economic growth and penile length. Economic development between 1960 and 1985 is negatively associated with the size of male organ.”