Fake news: Can there be too much information?

In today's world, we receive a crazy amount of information in an instant, via Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media we decide to follow. This situation looks good at first glance as most of the simple economics models assume perfect information and hence, more information should be a good news;  the catch is one … Continue reading Fake news: Can there be too much information?

M2 Report – IRSN, Felipe Ramírez

Where did you do your internship and what was your role? I did a six months internship at the IRSN (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire) – the French nuclear protection institute. It employs around 1800 people, at the moment, in activities related to nuclear safety, regulation, research and risk management, and analysis. I … Continue reading M2 Report – IRSN, Felipe Ramírez

The price of two percent inflation

Though it is still considered a rather unconventional form of monetary policy, quantitative easing (QE) has become a commonly used tool of central banks around the world. It involves the central bank purchasing government bonds and other financial assets from the market.  First used in Japan in the 2000s and later in the US in … Continue reading The price of two percent inflation

Is war good for the economy? The example of the United States of America

During the early 1940s, a miracle happened in the United States of America. Coming from a pit of economic stagnation, still chewing on the Great Depression, the economy suddenly took off. Within months, unemployment was eradicated, and people who shortly before had to live off food stamps and thin air found themselves working in brand-new … Continue reading Is war good for the economy? The example of the United States of America

Is your internet service provider throttling you?

Net neutrality can be defined as the principle that an internet service provider (ISP) such as AT&T or Verizon treat all the legal data online equally regardless of its sender and receiver.  Thus, under net neutrality, ISPs are not able to slow down, block or charge an extra fee to consumers for certain content. It … Continue reading Is your internet service provider throttling you?