10+ Best Articles on Economics
The most useful articles and videos on economics from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Economics Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on economics by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Why the super rich are inevitable
- We don’t have a hundred biases, we have the wrong model
- Economics is once again becoming a worldly science
- Inside the rise of 'stealerships' and the shady economics of car buying
- The economics of all-you-can-eat buffets
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Does trickle-down economics actually work?
Dig into trickle-down economics, which claims that tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy stimulate the economy and improve people's lives.--In 1981, the ...
"Zero-sum" interactions are not as competitive as they seem. #shorts
Game theory is a useful tool for decision-making in situations where the outcome depends on multiple parties. It provides a systematic way to analyze the int...
What is ...?
New to #economics? These articles make an excellent introduction.
What is New Economic Thinking?
Three strands of heterodox economics that are leading the way
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Why the super rich are inevitable
Why some mathematicians argue the economy is designed to create a few super rich people – unless we stop it.
Inside the rise of 'stealerships' and the shady economics of car buying
Car dealerships deploy tricks and traps to make as much money as they can from you. Here's what I learned when trying to buy a new car.
The branch banking model
Ever wondered how bank branches work at a nuts-and-bolts level? Let's dig into the logic and economics of them.
Inflation in Times of Overlapping Emergencies: Systemically Significant Prices from an Input-output Perspective
In the overlapping global emergencies of the pandemic, climate change and geopolitical confronta- tions, supply shocks have become frequent and inflation has returned. This raises the question how…
The economics of all-you-can-eat buffets
Is it possible to out-eat the price you pay for a buffet? How do these places make money? We looked at the dollars and cents behind the meat and potatoes.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on economics.
We don’t have a hundred biases, we have the wrong model
Behavioral economics has identified dozens of cognitive biases that stop us from acting 'rationally'. But instead of building up a messier and messier picture of human behavior, we need a new model.
Why everyone needs to learn (some) economics
Economics is the language of power and affects us all. What can we do to improve its impoverished menu of ideas?
Economics is once again becoming a worldly science
After generations of ‘blackboard economics’, Berkeley and MIT are leading a return to economics that studies the real world
«a preponderance of research that has shown no meaningful disemployment effects of raising minimum wages.»
Why has climate economics failed us?
Economists could have helped in the fight against climate change. So far, they haven't.
«The big conceptual mistake here is to assume that whatever economists can easily measure is the sum total of what’s important for the world»
Macroeconomics is still in its infancy
A lot of ideas; not a lot of conclusions.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Economics, including:
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦
Writes about economics, tweets about rabbits. Subscribe to my Substack: http://noahpinion.substack.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pudding is a digital publication that explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays. Email: email@example.com Support: http://patreon.com/thepudding
This account tweets links from the http://ribbonfarm.com blog and the http://studio.ribbonfarm.com newsletter. Both are run by @vgr
Works in Progress
Works in Progress @stripe is an online magazine featuring writing on new & underrated ways to improve the world. Want to pitch us a piece? Send us a DM.
Breaking news and alerts from the International Monetary Fund.
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