John List’s $10 million crazy idea field experiment in education

Michael Giberson Bloomberg Markets Magazine has a feature on economist John List and his $10 million research project on education. Along the way we get an introduction to List’s work on field experiments in economics, a splash of lab-based economics back story, and the reaction of education specialists who think List’s project is wholly off … More John List’s $10 million crazy idea field experiment in education

The law on fracking oil and gas wells

Michael Giberson Looking for a thorough examination of the law with respect to fracking? This article, “American Law and Jurisprudence on Fracing,” appearing in the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal looks pretty good. (Abstract of the article here; PDF of full article here.) From the conclusion: Given the size of the potential reserves made … More The law on fracking oil and gas wells

UPS turns to LNG, not CNG, for natural gas fueled long-haul trucks

Michael Giberson The low cost of natural gas and the high cost of petroleum products like diesel and gasoline have produced a lot of interest in natural gas as a transportation fuel. It is an idea that’s been around for a while and works fine in practice. Most of the interest and effort has gone … More UPS turns to LNG, not CNG, for natural gas fueled long-haul trucks