Tag: The pretence to knowledge

Angus Deaton Understanding and misunderstanding randomized controlled trials

Tirole on the difficulties of network and utility regulation. Tradeoff between high cost, low profit firms v. low cost, high profit firms

Nobel prize for discovering if you subsidise something, you see more of it!! Many years worth of randomized controlled trials just to make sure in dirt poor countries. Didn’t know child vaccination payoffs so marginal that you had to check.

The Unfulfilled Promise of the Anti-Discrimination Laws

Hayek and Robert Bork Part II on intellectuals, the impossibility of sociology and generality

Energy efficiency investments are inefficient

Robert Lucas on the utopianism of most economic advisors