Green urban infrastructure can save green(backs)

Lynne Kiesling Some of the best environmental projects also save money. This post at The Atlantic’s Cities blog highlights urban green infrastructure such as permeable pavement projects, including a recent study finding that they can also be economical: Looking at 479 case studies of green infrastructure projects around the U.S., the report finds that the … More Green urban infrastructure can save green(backs)

Virginia Postrel on Delta’s refinery purchase

Lynne Kiesling Just a quick note to accompany the discussion in the comments on Mike’s post about Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, and fuel price hedging: a couple of weeks ago Virginia Postrel had a very good analysis of the reasons why the Delta-Conoco transaction is not a good idea, in her regular column at Bloomberg … More Virginia Postrel on Delta’s refinery purchase

Effective philanthropic aid and the Solow growth model

Lynne Kiesling For the past year and a half a lot of my mental bandwidth has been dedicated to learning how to teach principles of macroeconomics. It’s harder than you think, and harder than I thought; yes, every academic economist should be able to teach it in terms of the knowing the material, but that’s … More Effective philanthropic aid and the Solow growth model