A few years ago, Al Roth published a wonderful book called Who Gets What and Why, that describes in a breezy and informal way the highly technical fiel…
Back in 2015, when he was still FBI Director, James Comey had this to say about the unavailability of reliable and comprehensive data on the use of dea…
While in New York on April 26th, I learned that my father was Covid-positive and in critical condition. His oxygen saturation had fallen to life-threat…
Almost four weeks have elapsed since election day on November 3. The race was called on November 7, and the transition belatedly initiated on November …
The Santa Fe Institute has just published a new volume called Complexity Economics, which collects together the talks and panel discussions from a symp…
Welcome to Imperfect Information by Rajiv Sethi, Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University, External Professor at the Santa Fe Ins…
As the COVID-19 virus tears through our bodies and our economy, policy makers are struggling to come up with a response that is bold enough to meet the…
On Wednesday, October 30 there was an extraordinary conference at the Schomburg Center, marking the 75th anniversary of Gunnar Myrdal's American Dilemm…
Well, it's Labor Day weekend, which means that Barnard and Columbia students are back on campus and classes are about to begin. This semester I'm teach…
In 2013, with funding from the Institute for New Economic Thinking, University College London, Friends Provident Foundation, Azim Premji University (Ba…
The death of Kenneth Arrow has led lots of people to swap stories about their interactions with him. Larry Blume has posted several of these on faceboo…
There's not much one can say about Kenneth Arrow that hasn't already been said, but there's one personal story that I can add to all the tributes and r…