Sunday, December 09, 2012

Do You Want to Win a Nobel Prize in Environmental Economics?

I've met some ambitious economists.  A subset of these folks are looking for good questions to work on.  In this video, I pose a puzzle that I don't know the answer to.  I'm trying to answer it.  A serious answer to this question would unify several branches of the social sciences (econ, political science, psychology and sociology) and would merit a free trip to Stockholm.

1 comment :

Alex He said...

Seems like the divergence is mainly due to the rising awareness of Democrats. I think one reason is the effect of persuasion: Democrats do not debias fully the biased democratic media, etc. (although they are doing Bayesian updating.)