Top Posts of 2013

Each year I list the top posts from this blog. Here is 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

  1. Is QUT a real university? (Paul Frijters)
  2. Bitcoin and anonymous markets: the real revolution in market design (Rabee Tourky)
  3. Baby bonus: even as it exits poor implementation continues (Joshua Gans)
  4. Memory is money: transaction fees in the Bitcoin payment network (Rabee Tourky)
  5. Career Advice for Young Economists (Paul Frijters)
  6. Magical explanations of the rise in obesity? (Paul Frijters)
  7. The new PM sends all the wrong signals (Joshua Gans)
  8. International price discrimination, copyright and the first sale doctrine (Stephen King)
  9. The rise in Mental Health Problems: A Puzzle (Paul Frijters)
  10. On ‘Battlers and Billionaires’ by Andrew Leigh (Paul Frijters)

Of course, raw count is not the best measure of popularity (as it can also mean high Google hit rates) but nonetheless, there it is. I should also mention these past posts that continued to rate highly (and would be in this year’s top 10):

One thought on “Top Posts of 2013”

  1. Can I suggest you also have a list of the top ten most fatuous pieces of commentary in a Core Economics blog.

    Joshua clearly wins the 2013 first prize with this piece of non-analysis from his October 25 blog. I was tempted to describe it as biased political “nonsense”, but I think “fatuous” captures the tone just a little better. “Arrogant self-righteousness” also works here, but that vice is $1 a dozen on academic blogs.

    “First, having now spent 4 years in North America, let me tell you that the Coalition have come a long way on environmental issues. Importantly, they now accept environmental damage is a bad thing. This is not true of the right-wing elsewhere who don’t necessarily care what happens to the environment. The issue in Australia now is how to get a clean environment not whether to have one. This is a big change from when I was growing up.”


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