Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2016

Update (06/06/2017): The Top 100 Economics Blogs Of 2017 is now live. If you’re looking for practical, insightful and educational economics blogs, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the 100 best economics blogs online, listed in no particular order. Today, as you know, there’s no shortage of high-quality economics blogs on the web. But we…
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Why Venezuelans Use Amazon Gift Cards To Save Money

Through a coincidence, I stumbled across a black market that could only exist in the Internet Age (not Silk Road). On a Reddit subreddit, I discovered Venezuelan redditors trading Amazon and Walmart gift cards for U.S. Dollars. This was very surprising given that Amazon and Walmart don't operate in Venezuela. Venezuela's Unofficial Currency:…
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Where Can You Find The Cheapest iPad?

A year ago I wrote an article that compared iPod prices around the world to figure out, with currency fluctuations and inflation is taken into account, where you could find the cheapest iPod. So this year, I'm going to figure out where you can find the cheapest iPad (the WiFi 16Gb) calculating the Real Exchange Rate. A few assumptions that…
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English Premier League – Footballer’s Wages

In a follow-up to "The Cost of Success: English Premier League," where we saw that to a certain extent, that spending has brought clubs more success (i.e., higher positions in the league table), but spending more money on transfers didn't necessarily reflect all the causes for success. Rules We can use the wages paid to all players over five…
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Spending & Success in the EPL

Where Does All That Transfer Money Get You? English Premier League clubs spend a lot on transfers (buying and selling players) every year. In fact, spending has reached record levels over the last few years, despite the recession. There is a firm belief that spending a lot of money on players will bring you success. Manchester City, an English…
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iPod Prices Around The World

Apple has been roughly selling over 50 million iPods annually for the past four years. Apple sells iPods across 103 countries (officially through the country's individual Apple store page). They come in different sizes, capacities, colors and most importantly prices. Since an iPod nano (8GB), is the same product in all countries, shouldn't it be…
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