An N-Shaped Kuznets Curve?

Via Economic Logic, there’s new research on the Kuznets Curve. As originally formulated, the idea is that income inequality in a society grows as economies initially transition from agricultural to ...

Metis and Salman Khan

In Seeing Like A State, James Scott emphasizes the importance of local knowledge. He associates this notion with the Greek word metis, which captures the ability to use skills and ...

Examining Geithner’s Career

The past two decades have seen an enormous expansion of financial engineering and an escalating series of financial crises. Through it all, one man has been at the center: Timothy ...

Why the Slow Recovery?

Hello all — I’m Arpit Gupta. I’m an entering graduate student in Finance at Columbia’s Graduate School of Business this fall. I do some writing for Hello all — I’m ...