Low-hanging Fruit for Economists Chasing Citation Counts?

Michael Giberson Elsewhere in the econ blog world, Tyler Cowen notes a new paper, Poetry in Economics, by Emory University’s Hugo Mialon. Mialon examines the effect on citation counts of employing rhetorical figures in the titles of economics articles. He finds, among other things, that adding a rhetorical figure to the title of an empirical … More Low-hanging Fruit for Economists Chasing Citation Counts?More Low-hanging Fruit for Economists Chasing Citation Counts?

Ticketmaster Ticket Auctions, The Competition, Prices

Michael Giberson At the Freakonomics blog, Steven Leavitt picks up on a May 21, 2006, USA Today story headlined Ticketmaster Uses Auctions to Fight Online Scalpers. The story is reported like it is news, but USA Today has been “scooped” on Ticketmaster auctions by about, oh, two and a half years: on September 1, 2003, … More Ticketmaster Ticket Auctions, The Competition, PricesMore Ticketmaster Ticket Auctions, The Competition, Prices