Public Goods Providing Innovation

Economist Mariana Mazzucato addresses the private sector/public sector dichotomy with incentivizing entrepreneurship and provision of public goods that spur private innovation, and whether the two are that different after all, in this talk on the series Seminars on Long-term Thinking…. Read More ›

Love, Economics Style

This Valentine’s Day, I can’t help but think about all the economists who’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow. Sure, charming blog posts joke about the “14 Ways to Say I Love You to An Economist” (hint: they’re all graphs), and… Read More ›

Feminist Economics Syllabus

Feminist economics is a thing that exists, which some non-economists are incredulous about when I tell them that is what I do. I’ve written about it a little bit on Lady Economist, but it’s always worth expanding on. Many economists… Read More ›


Ladies have made serious inroads in economics over the past few decades, but we still got a lot of room to grow. In 1970, women were awarded 7% of economics PhDs, and as of the late 1990s that jumped to… Read More ›