Archives

Small-Sample Bias of the Two-Stage Least Squares IV Estimator — Thursday June 13, 2013

An Easy Derivation of the Volume of Spheres Formula — Monday August 16, 2010

A Simpler Proof of the Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem — Tuesday July 20, 2010

The Linear Algebra View of Calculus: Taking a Derivative with a Matrix — Wednesday April 21, 2010

A Simple Way of Solving Exact Ordinary Differential Equations — Tuesday April 13, 2010

A More Elegant View of the Correlation Coefficient — Saturday March 13, 2010

Deriving the Logistic Population Growth Model — Saturday March 13, 2010

Converting Quarterly Data into Monthly Using Cubic Spline Interpolation — Wednesday January 20, 2010

The Linear Algebra View of the Fibonacci Sequence — Friday October 16, 2009

Deriving the Poisson Distribution from the Binomial Distribution — Monday September 14, 2009

A Simple Explanation of Why Lagrange Multipliers Works — Friday August 21, 2009

Deriving the Trigonometric Functions Without Geometry — Thursday June 18, 2009

A Sewing-Circle Method for Estimating Pi — Wednesday June 3, 2009

An Easy Way to Remember the Taylor Series Expansion — Friday May 29, 2009

Some Interesting Mathematics of the Rule of 72 — Tuesday May 26, 2009

A Barroom Method for Estimating Pi — Monday May 11, 2009

Walking Through the Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem — Monday May 11, 2009

Using Eigenvectors to Solve Dynamical Linear Systems — Sunday April 19, 2009

The Linear Algebra View of Least-Squares Regression — Friday April 10, 2009

Deriving Tax Incidence from Price Elasticities — Saturday December 13, 2008

Input-Output Tables Derived from BEA Data: Available Now — Saturday August 9, 2008

Estimating Price Elasticity of Gasoline: A How-To Guide — Friday August 1, 2008

An idea for estimating payroll taxes by narrow geographic areas — Monday February 12, 2007

Op-ed on cigarette tax regressivity and social costs of smoking — Saturday October 28, 2006

USA Today on property taxes — Friday August 25, 2006

Doing the math on gross receipts taxes — Wednesday August 16, 2006

Denver Post on soda obesity taxes — Friday July 21, 2006

Op-ed on gas tax holidays — Thursday July 20, 2006

Op-ed on the U.S. tax burden — Saturday April 15, 2006

Op-ed on tax attitudes survey — Saturday April 15, 2006

Smoking pollution permits: a market-based smoking ban? — Friday April 14, 2006

the not-so-charitable deduction — Tuesday November 22, 2005

endless tax reform loop — Sunday October 23, 2005

Economic justice in religious discussion — Saturday April 30, 2005

The Last Lecture: Paul Heyne's "The Moral Critics of Capitalism" — Monday February 14, 2005

The Economics of Punctuality — Wednesday January 19, 2005

Do deficits matter? — Monday September 20, 2004

then and now — Thursday September 16, 2004

op-ed on presidential tax plans — Tuesday August 24, 2004

The economics of Australia's "baby bonus" — Thursday August 5, 2004

Thinking about prostitution — Thursday May 27, 2004

At what price taxis? — Thursday May 27, 2004

The baby factory — Thursday May 27, 2004

Guest post: Galton's fallacy — Thursday May 27, 2004

No such thing as a free-market economist? — Thursday May 27, 2004

Are subsidies the price of deregulation? — Thursday May 27, 2004

Who cares about regulation? — Thursday May 27, 2004

Why do gas prices rise quickly, but fall slowly? — Thursday May 27, 2004

Advertising as antitrust defense — Thursday May 27, 2004

Commerce as culture — Thursday May 27, 2004

Manufacturing decline as self-fulfillment — Monday March 29, 2004

Growing new property rights — Sunday March 28, 2004

The economy as persuasion — Wednesday March 24, 2004

Marketplace as organism — Wednesday March 24, 2004

Not your father's economics — Tuesday March 23, 2004

Do not enter — Tuesday March 23, 2004

Why We Will Never Run Out of Oil — Friday March 19, 2004

The cultural wealth of nations — Friday March 19, 2004

Making data safe for non-geeks — Wednesday March 17, 2004

St. Patrick's Day Economics — Wednesday March 17, 2004

Of Honey Bees and Apple Orchards — Wednesday March 17, 2004

The benefits of falling birthrates — Monday March 15, 2004

Trickle-down economics — Monday March 15, 2004

Enron: Death by Free Market — Friday March 1, 2002

Order Without the State: The Possibility of Market-Provided Law and Order — Thursday June 8, 2000

The Socialist Economic Calculation Debate and the Austrian Critique of Central Planning — Wednesday May 20, 1998