Kids and Costs: A Guest Post on Twins by Bryan Caplan

...stress, and out-of-pocket cost of a singleton. As Joshua Gans of Parentonomics writes: “But regardless of the level of the cost curve for parenting, it is surely the case that...

Parents Are Less Happy. So What?

...and happiness, you’ll hear plenty more from Betsey and me, and our own little natural experiment—our daughter Matilda. You’ll also hear from Bryan Caplan, and Joshua Gans of Parentonomics fame....

The Worst Mistake I Ever Made: An Economists' Parenting Quorum

...had happened.   Joshua Gans is a professor at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His book Parentonomics was published by MIT Press in 2009. What is our...

'Tis the Season Puzzler

Which markets exhibit this kind of trend in Google searches? Note: the graph shows not just an upward heartbeat spike each January but a marked depression in November...

Australia's Rising Political Star Is an Award-Winning Economist

...humble enough bloke that it won’t go to his head.  But it’s always fun to hear about the good guys doing well.  Congratulations Andrew!  (More here from Joshua Gans.)...

Abnormal Economics

...Over at CoreEconomics, Joshua Gans points out that Steve Levitt’s research is no longer judged to be normal economics. Or at least his work doesn’t belong with the “normal...

This Is What Happens to People Who Listen to Too Much AC/DC…

...efficient outcomes when exposed to one lead singer of the rock band AC/DC versus another. I hope for this guy’s sake he has tenure. (Hat tip to Joshua Gans.)...

Emily Oster is a liar!

...Knowing she spent more than 15 years working on the project, it is easier for me to understand how it turned out so great. (Hat tip to Joshua Gans.)...

Should You “Ferberize” Your Baby?

...Joshua Gans, (author of the forthcoming Parentonomics), has an interesting post on “data-driven Parenting.” Turns out that there is a cool web service: Trixie Tracker, that allows parents to...

Find My Phone

...phone and deter crime. The success of the iPhone tracking apps suggests that this is a market that is waiting to be more completely filled. (Hat tip: Joshua Gans)...