Amar Bhide

Comparisons of coronavirus infections to the mundane seasonal ‘flu have invited widespread mockery. In fact, the comparison is oddly and usefully apt. Estimates of infection and death rates –for both – require ...

Brilliant observation from Knight’s Risk Uncertainty and Profit: “We live in a world full of contradiction and paradox, a fact of which perhaps the most fundamental illustration is this: that the ...

The compositor has sent  the “final” version of Making Economics More Useful: How Technological Eclecticism Could Help (though the official publication in Applied Economics wont be till July or ...

A Swedish  friend, employed in New York by a famously prudent Swedish bank, kindly invited me to lunch last month. We discussed the recent convulsions in ‘repos’, as one does over quinoa salad in Manhattan. ...

I got a “revise and resubmit” for my paper on making economics more useful on the very day the Nobel prize in economics was announced. I have long been skeptical of the practical utility of Randomized ...