Topic: Paul Romer
The California drought, the worst in its history, could have far-reaching impacts for the state and for a nation that is only now starting to cope with climate change, experts say.
A poor Central American country, Honduras, is pondering creating a new semi-independent 'charter city' that would play by different rules and become an engine for economic growth.
Some ecological economists are proposing putting large, heat-generating supercomputers, which normally require cooling, into residential basements as heating sources. Is this a clever new way to recycle energy, or too far-fetched to work?
11/29/2011 12:00 pm
California's financial straits need radical solutions. How about these?
11/12/2010 09:05 am
Research universities aren't perfect, but they do have a role to play. They should start by reallocating their best resources, their faculty, to serve the undergraduates instead of the graduates.
09/17/2010 04:10 pm
Does academic study of economics lend one an acute business sense?
07/08/2010 10:59 am