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Marginal Revolution

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Tyler Cowen  Alex Tabarrok

Marginal Revolution is a blog focused on economics run by economists Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, both of wh [Read More]

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Coming soon, to a country near you
But let's start with the UK: The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 has fallen 96% since the peak of the pandemic, official data reveals. Hospital staff are now treating just 700 coronavirus patients a day in England, compared to about 17,000...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, August 10, 2020


Monday assorted links
1. How safe is it to fly? (Bloomberg) 2. What is the share of the population with preexisting immunity?  Recommended. 3. And excellent David Wallace-Wells piece on the spread of herd immunity ideas and T-cell immunity (as more significant than had be...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, August 10, 2020


The Contemporary Impact of Black G.I.s in Europe in WWII
Abstract: Can attitudes towards minorities, an important cultural trait, be changed? We show that the presence of African American soldiers in the U.K. during World War II reduced anti-minority prejudice, a result of the positive interactions which t...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, August 10, 2020


Rapid Tests
Here's a good picture illustrating the difference between the PCR and Rapid Test. A PCR amplifies DNA and so if taken at the right time it will detect the virus before a rapid test will. But this happens when there isn't much viral load and too littl...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, August 10, 2020


Three areas where you never run out of great books to read
Those three areas are: 1. The history of the British Isles 2. The history of the Jews, and 3. The history of World War II Each area has attracted remarkable talent, mostly in English I should add, and you can always read yet another great book in the...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, August 10, 2020


"Israel Versus Anyone"
That is the title of a new research paper by Kenneth S. Brower, focusing on the capabilities of the Israeli military against various potential adversaries.  I do not myself have particular opinions on these questions, but I found this piece interesti...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, August 10, 2020


Sunday assorted links
1. Scathing but insightful piece about "the Right," by Julius Krein. 2. Further results on cross-immunities.  And coverage from the NYT.  And another new paper. 3. Scale of Lebanon blast (photo). 4. Contrafreeloading and cats. 5. How much do the Chin...
Marginal Revolution
Sunday, August 9, 2020


Claims about Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir
Viking society wasn't homogeneous. They had dealings with many different cultures and they lived in varied environments, from Danish and Swedish pasture to the sub-Arctic tundra of Norway and Iceland. In the early 11th century the best-travelled woma...
Marginal Revolution
Sunday, August 9, 2020


No brain drain for Filipino nurses
We exploit changes in U.S. visa policies for nurses to measure brain drain versus gain. Combining data on all migrant departures and postsecondary institutions in the Philippines, we show that nursing enrollment and graduation increased substantially...
Marginal Revolution
Sunday, August 9, 2020


From the comments, on coronavirus and humidity
I am not convinced by the humidity hypothesis, as I don't see it having much macro explanatory power globally, but I find the questions very important.  On New York City, I tend to blame all those cramped indoor spaces combined with bad ventilation s...
Marginal Revolution
Sunday, August 9, 2020



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