Posts Tagged efficiency

Arguing for Free Trade in a Post-Trump World

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Anti-trade and anti-globalization positions helped elect Donald Trump, and economists’ traditional arguments for free trade are being ignored. In fairness to the anti-traders, the outcomes of extended trade (especially with China) have left many workers in manufacturing worse off. In teaching about the gains from trade, how […]

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Uber Teaching Moments Galore!

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After meeting an Uber developer at a University of Waterloo hackathon, a student posted this paper – “The Effects of Uber’s Surge Pricing – A Case Study” – by Jonathan Hall (Head of Economic Research, Legal and Public Policy at Uber Technologies), Cory Kendrick (Data Scientist at Uber Technologies) […]

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