Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas Break

The Walker Economics Blog is currently taking a Christmas break of its own, and will return the second week of January. In the meantime, here is some reading material:

1. A paper by two prominent development economists at MIT that describes how the poor in developing nations live (by poor, they mostly document people that live on $1/day). Here is a summary of their conclusions on Marginal Revolution.

2. Richard Posner discussing the ban placed by NYC on using trans fats in food sold in restaurants. His blogging partner, economist Gary Becker, will add his two cents next week.

3. The blog for the magazine The Economist, called Free exchange.

Have a happy holidays!