The Bike Is Good For The Soul

Lynne Kiesling There are few better ways to start a sunny summer Friday than an early morning bike ride on Chicago’s lakefront. Breathtakingly, stunningly gorgeous, and a great way to clear the mind for a day of thinking about complexity, dynamics, and electricity policy. This will be a biking weekend, too, so running across this … More The Bike Is Good For The SoulMore The Bike Is Good For The Soul

Willingness To Pay To Avoid Extinction

Lynne Kiesling How cool is this? Tim at Environmental Economics points us to an upcoming Sotheby’s auction of saplings from a tree thought to be extinct. This is a nice example of a field experiment in something that is awfully difficult to do: determining aggregate willingness to pay to avoid extinction. In my environmental economics … More Willingness To Pay To Avoid ExtinctionMore Willingness To Pay To Avoid Extinction

Competition Induces Pricing Change At Royal Mail

Lynne Kiesling I’ve been having a bout of insomnia lately, so I was awake way too early Thursday morning. When that happens, I listen to BBC Radio 4 to catch the late morning and midday commentary shows. One of them on Thursday had an extensive interview with Lorna Clarkson from the Royal Mail, in which … More Competition Induces Pricing Change At Royal MailMore Competition Induces Pricing Change At Royal Mail