A behavioural economic case for Brexit

Chris Dillow / December 6, 2018 at 1:35 PM 75 views

Is there an economic case for Brexit after all? Superficially, it seems not. Almost all serious economists agree that less close trading arrangements with the EU and tougher immigration controls will make us poorer than we would otherwise be even…

"Chaos" with Ed Miliband

Chris Dillow / December 5, 2018 at 2:02 PM 88 views

David Cameron’s infamous 2015 tweet that we face a choice between stability and strong government under him or chaos with Ed Miliband has long become a joke – a cliché, admittedly, but a good one. In a sense, this is…

Blind to luck

Chris Dillow / December 4, 2018 at 4:23 PM 78 views

In a good article on how graduating in a recession does long-lasting damage to one’s career, Tim Harford says “it’s easy to overlook luck.” It is indeed. Evidence for this has been uncovered in experiments by Nattavudh Powdthavee and Yohanes…