Monthly Archives: August 2012

Congrats to BU faculty on prominent role at ASSA 2013!

Congratulations! BU faculty, graduate students and alumni appear prominently in the program of the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) meetings (aka the AEA meetings), scheduled to be held in San Diego January 4-6, 2013. Altogether their names appear as presenters, authors, chairs or discussants at least 73 times. Seventeen different economics faculty are listed as […]

Wolfram site for Mathematica calculations and data

This is from an 2010 BUHealth post, but I am reposting it now since the alpha site is still live and useful. I thank BU alum Veronica Vargas for sending me the following link to a Wolfram alpha web site. It can be a waste of time, but it also can provide scientific, numeric, and […]

ASHEcon 2012 Ellis Presidential Address

I have just posted the paper version of my June 11, 2012 Presidential Address to the American Society of Health Economists. The title of the talk and paper is Five Questions for Health Economists Here are the five questions in case you want to ponder them before reading the paper. Q1: If the ceiling in […]

Average rebate was $151 per family, received by 19-31% of people

Why is this important ACA achievement getting so little attention in the US media? From the British Medical Journal. August 7, 2012 US health insurance firms issue $1.1bn in rebates to policy holders BMJ 2012; 345 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e5329 (Published 7 August 2012)   Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5329   Janice Hopkins Tanne   Nearly 13 […]

Behavioral Economics: Toward a New Paradigm by Amitai Etzioni

I happened upon an interesting article in the American Behavioral Scientist which gave me new insights. I recommend it highly to you. Behavioral Economics: Toward a New Paradigm by Amitai Etzioni (George Washington University) American Behavioral Scientist 55(8) 1099–1119 Abstract This article discusses the challenges behavioral economics poses for neoclassical economics and the ways […]