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Matthew Wilson
4th year PhD student in economics at the University of Michigan. Macro and public econ, interested in fiscal policy and federalism. U of Kentucky grad.
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Matthew Wilson May 15
Replying to @JaminSpeer
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Matthew Wilson May 14
Replying to @sscondie
This is great!
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Matthew Wilson May 13
Replying to @EconTalker @sdonnan
But couldn't you just relabel the graph as "percent difference from February 2018"?
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Matthew Wilson May 13
Replying to @EconTalker @sdonnan
4 percent in one year certainly isn't nothing
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Matt Notowidigdo May 9
Bernie Sanders & AOC have proposed capping credit card interest rates at 15% For recent evidence on the effects of this kind of policy, we can turn to one of my favorite recent econ papers (by Ignacio Cuesta & Alberto Sepúlveda)
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Ben Casselman May 2
Replying to @bencasselman
But the biggest factor seems to be the simplest: The labor market is getting tighter, and that is forcing companies to pay their workers more.
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The Babylon Bee May 2
Ron Paul Appointed To Federal Reserve Board
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Matthew Wilson May 1
Replying to @JaminSpeer
Of course, learning about budgeting and investing was probably good for high schoolers, but it certainly was not economics and probably contributes to a misunderstanding of what econ is.
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Matthew Wilson May 1
Replying to @JaminSpeer
I went to a christian high school in KY. Our econ course was 1/2 Dave Ramsey, 1/2 econ 101 supply and demand stuff.
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Matthew Wilson Apr 30
Well barring a complete financial externality that we can't forecast...
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Matthew Wilson Apr 30
Replying to @Mitch_Wiley
I just really need people to understand that the fate of billions wasn't entirely dependent on (Spoilersish????????????) a rat
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Matthew Wilson Apr 30
Replying to @MGWilsonEcon
What this means is that we shouldn't think about success against Thanos as being dependent on tiny, random events, but on selecting the correct strategy out of 14 million possible strategies. Small events around the correct strategy could be different and still result in success.
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Matthew Wilson Apr 30
Dr. Strange didn't go look at all possible futures in Infinity War. He looked at 14,000,605 possible futures, which amounts to roughly 24 binary choices.
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Matthew Wilson Apr 24
Replying to @noUpside
This is an area where the media seems to be mostly out of touch even with *their fellow college grads*. Feels like most of the articles that get written center on the Ivies, but that's an incredibly small portion of college goers
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Matthew Wilson Apr 24
Replying to @Zach_Wallen
There is/was! Search
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Matthew Wilson Apr 23
This was me. Also had a full-tuition offer for a good private school that didn't include room and board. Went to the state school, don't regret it for a second
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Matthew Wilson Apr 19
Saw this on Reddit. Any people know anything about it?
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Matthew Wilson Apr 17
Replying to @lymanstoneky
This was built during my 4 years in Lexington, and I drove past it on my way to my church. Do I think that architecture will still be stylish in 15 years? Probably not. But that area looks 100x nicer now than it did.
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Matthew Wilson Apr 15
Replying to @MGWilsonEcon
I'm sure some economists will try, but I don't know how you could even begin to put a dollar value on such a building. Seems beyond our capabilities, and maybe that's okay.
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Matthew Wilson Apr 15
Replying to @MGWilsonEcon
Incredibly sad to see a piece of architecture that took 100+ years to build, stood for almost 1000 years, pointed people to God, was a cultural monument for an entire country, and inspired one of the great works of literature in history go down in almost an instant.
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