Category Archives: Economics

Cosmology meets Philanthropy — guest post by Jess Riedel

My colleague Jess Riedel recently attended a conference  exploring the connection between these seemingly disparate subjects, which led him to compose the following essay.–CHB People sometimes ask me what how my research will help society.  This question is familiar to … Continue reading

Posted in Astrobiology, Astronomy, Economics, Off The Deep End, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Funding boost for the arXiv

This is fantastic news: starting this January, the Simons Foundation will provide the Cornell University Library with up to US $300k per year (for the next five years) of matching funds to help ensure the continued sustainability of arXiv.org. The funds are … Continue reading

Posted in $$$, Economics, Open Science, Scientific Publishing | 4 Comments

Unindicted co-conspirators — a way around Nobel's 3-person limit?

This is the time of year the selection process begins for next fall’s Nobel Prizes.  Unlike Literature and Peace, most fields of science have become increasingly collaborative over the last century, often forcing Nobel Committees to unduly truncate the list … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Science | 4 Comments

Could Elsevier shut down arxiv.org?

They haven’t yet, but they are supporting SOPA, a bill that attempts to roll back Web 2.0 by making it easy to shut down entire sites like wikipedia and craigslist if they contain any user-submitted infringing material. (Here is a … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Computers, Economics, Open Science, Politics, Scientific Publishing | 9 Comments

Time After Time

Ole Peters was a postdoc at the Santa Fe Institute during the time I was also a postdoc there. In addition to being a world class windsurfer, Ole likes to think about critical phenomena and stochastic processes. And in the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Mathematics | 8 Comments

Talk on Economics, Beauty, and Math

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Posted in Economics, Mathematics | 13 Comments

Krugman: I'm For Math!

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Posted in Economics, Mathematics | 26 Comments

Weinstein v. Krugman v. Orzel (Mathematical Elegance Death Match)

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Posted in Economics, Extralusionary Intelligence, Go Ahead, Waste Your Time, Mathematics, Physics | 40 Comments