Monthly Archives: September 2011

The long run and short run of it

When you teach economics, you spend a fair amount of time dwelling on the distinctions between the short run and the long run. If a firm is not making a profit but is meeting its short-run costs (e.g., wages, utilities), … Continue reading

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Gary Becker and the law of the jungle

The sub-prime crisis and the ensuing economic slowdown have led many to question some widely held economic tenets, particularly the belief that unfettered markets inevitably lead to the best of all possible outcomes. Writing in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, University … Continue reading

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