Thank you to all of the writers of Sound Economics for contributing a year’s worth of compelling and original articles. I’ve recently learned that Sound Economics was named one of the Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2019 by Prateek Agarwal of The Intelligent Economist. Congratulations writers!
Here’s a throwback Thursday post for Valentine’s Day. <3 For more podcasts, click here!
I want to thank our writers and contributors from this semester: Max, Abigail, Madeleine, Finn, and Emily! We’ll be back in the spring to bring you more news and analysis from the world of economics! EXTRA! If any students out there are interested in pursuing a one-year Master’s degree in Applied Economics and Finance, check out this program at UC Santa Cruz. Flyer HERE!
[This post was written for Sound Economics by Geremia Lizier-Zmudzinski] Here are two videos demonstrating opposing views on what continues to be a hot button economic topic: income inequality. The first video is a Ted Talk describing the problems caused by income inequality. The second is an interview where Richard Epstein attempts to dispel the belief that inequality is bad. What do you think?
[This post was written for Sound Economics by Geremia Lizier-Zmudzinski] The 20th century saw a rise in global prosperity as medical and economic advancements contributed to vast improvements in the life of the average person. However, they haven’t come without unintended consequences – one of which is now very obvious in Europe. Thanks to rapid progress in medicine and health care, life expectancy across European countries has risen from 69 to 80 since the 1960’s. Meanwhile, as industrialization, global trade, and technological improvements, to name just a few factors, have improved the quality of everyday life, people are less inclined Continue reading The European Pension Problem and what the U.S. should Learn from It→
For your weekend watching, my favorite TED talk. It’s from Eli Pariser on “The Filter Bubble” – where the internet isn’t always what you think it is.
The wonderful folks at Career and Employment Services have sent a job posting our way, so I’m sending straight to you economics seniors. It is a research analyst position at ECONorthwest in Seattle. The link just above will take you to the posting on LoggerJobs, so if you are finishing up that Econ degree in May, and interested in consulting work in the PNW, check it out! ECONorthwest, the largest economics consulting firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, has an immediate opening for one or two full-time research analysts. Research analysts support project managers performing economic analyses on a variety Continue reading Job opportunity for graduating seniors→
As the fall semester winds down, keep in mind that it’s never too early to start thinking about summer internships. Here is an research internship through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, on the economic impact of offshore fishing tournaments. This opportunity might be right for you if you have an interest in natural resource or environmental economics. Application information is here: credentials must be submitted by May 1, 2016, and expected internship dates are from June to September.
ECONorthwest, the largest economics consulting firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, is offering a paid internship for current undergraduate or graduate students in Seattle. The intern will work closely with project managers on all aspects of our work, including technical and administrative tasks. Technical analysis will include: research, data collection and analysis, mapping and spatial analysis, and report writing. The deadline for application is November 15th, so go to LoggerJobs (ID #27490) and apply!
On Tuesday, Tacoma voters will have their voices heard on two potential minimum wage increases. We’ve heard from bloggers on this issue before, and here’s a piece from Ashley Gross at KPLU this morning with interviews from local residents (and an economist!) on both sides of the issue. [Edit: Although there doesn’t seem to be a “Play” button in the bar above, just click on the far left side of the bar to play the audio clip. The clip is 5:34 long.]