Robin Sebar

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Loss Aversion

A frequent email correspondent asked "I’d love to hear your take on “loss aversion.” I just finished listening to Kahneman’s book." My response seems …

What determines value?

July 9, 2018<p>I had the opportunity to read The Value of Everything, by Mariana Mazzucato, a few weeks ago, and have finally gotten around to writing …

How Monopsonies Work, Now With More Numbers…

You guys, I love monopsonies…for starters, it’s a fun word to say, and it makes people do a double take when they initially think you said …

Widgets

What to do with missing payments to factors of production

Comparing US GDP to the sum of standard measures of payments to labour and imputations of payments to capital results in a large and volatile …

A lucky boy from a golden age of economics

<b>When the financial crisis struck, it was back to the economics Max Corden learned in the 40s and 50s — a golden age of economics in which conceptual</b> …

Once Cut, Corporate Income Taxes Are Hard to Restore

The Trump corporate income tax cuts are the latest in a decades-long trend of tax reductions that have been substantially reversed mainly during times of war.<p>The historical evidence is revealing.<p>When the federal corporate income tax began in 1909, it was about as low as it could be — a rate of only …

To improve Melbourne’s traffic flow, Cubic enters into new partnership

news<p>Posted: 19 June 2018 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet<p>Cubic Transportation Systems signs R&D agreement to focus on improving traffic flow …

Vancouver mobility pricing study reveals why pricing is such a hard sell

<b>One of the main themes in this year’s Smart Cities Collaborative is how communities can price roadway and curb space as part of their strategy to</b> …

Demographics and long-run growth

Demographic change represents an important contributing factor to the slowdown of long-run growth. This column explores some of the channels through …

The Mystery of Puny Pay Raises

With the economy strong and unemployment low, why is wage growth so sluggish? Lots of economists and pundits are debating this vexing question. When the labor market gets tight, wages are supposed to rise faster. Instead, median wage growth is slower than it was back in 2016:<p>Here's Your …

Economics

Why macroeconomics should further embrace distributional economics

<i>With the launch of our new website, we are reintroducing visitors to our policy issue areas. Informed by the academic research we fund, these issue</i> …

the captured economy

The dark side to Uber’s unstoppable cash grab

Rich people making a rich company even richer<p>Uber's insane fundraising streak looks to get even more insane, as the <i>New York Times</i> is reporting that a new fund for super wealthy investors to bet on Uber has recently cropped up. But even as cash continues to rain down on Silicon Valley's biggest …

Leaked: Uber's Financials Show Huge Growth, Even Bigger Losses

It’s no surprise that Uber is growing, or that it’s losing money. What’s surprising is the magnitude of both.<p>On Monday, The Information published confidential financial documents Uber prepared for investors last year. The numbers–current as of the first half of 2015–show that the ride-hailing giant …

Riding the subway in Seoul showed me how far behind New York is

As someone who lived in New York City for over a decade, I've relied heavily on the subway system there. But as much as I appreciate the MTA, it's not the most sophisticated or technologically advanced service in the world. A recent trip to South Korea made me realize that it may be time for NYC's …

Facelifts

5 Common File Types in Photography and When You Should Use Each One

You’ve spent the last few hours working on the perfect photo shoot and everything went better than you could have possibly imagined. After importing …

5 Pieces of Free Post Production Software for Photographers

Free software. In the past, this phrase to many of us suggested, poor quality, clunky and inefficient. Time have changed however and in the …

What it feels like to owe $2.7 million on your myki

The figure wasn't exactly the same, but very close -- her debt had been reduced by 40 cents to $2,684,349.60.<p>Laughing in disbelief, Ms Coles, a …

The big drawback with using Uber

by MAUREEN DOWD<p>On a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realized I could stop renting cars.<p>I would never again have to brave the LA …

Gridlocked cities to cost more than $53 billion a year by 2031 without action: Infrastructure Australia

Travel times in parts of Australian capital cities could more than double by 2031 without transport investment, while congestion could cost the …

Gett’s Alternative To Uber-Style Surge Pricing

Uber says it needs surge pricing to lure drivers out during busy times. Gett, which is expanding this week in New York, begs to differ.<p>During rain, rush hour, and even hurricanes, Uber sometimes increases its rates for rides by, say, eight times the normal fare. A ride that would usually cost $65, …

Toronto transit agency Metrolinx to take ‘modest first step’ into real estate

The Toronto regional transit agency will take an unprecedented step into the real estate business Wednesday when it issues a request for proposals to develop four of its Eglinton-Crosstown station properties.<p>Following in the footsteps of financially successful transit agencies overseas, Metrolinx's …

What would it take to build a tram network the size of Melbourne's? - The Urbanist

The US has over 45 operating streetcar and light rail systems but none of them are anywhere near as large as Melbourne’s tram system. Melbourne has …

Here’s why top economists unanimously agree the government should stop regulating Uber (in 1 graph)

Economists generally disagree about nearly everything, as the famous University of Chicago poll of America’s top economists finds. It typically sees wide variation in opinion on everything from net neutrality to airline mergers.<p>When asked whether the government and taxi unions should stop …

Commuter Capital

Cities Project Infographic Communities Presented by Ford<p>The Future of Daily Travel<p>Share<p>Share on Facebook Click me! Share on Twitter Click me! Copy …

UNFCCC

Easier access to emission reduction credits has been provided by a @UN Climate Change and @CBLMarkets collaboration https://t.co/wsR81kdtaj A win-win …

Industries in Transformation

Solutions that Transform<p>Energizing Estonia<p>ICT transforming all industries<p>Don’t buy a car, just buy the bits you need<p>Technology takes transport in new …

Business

Keep on trucking? Freight to become driverless

Daimler AG has unveiled plans for its self-driving Mercedes Benz Future Truck 2025, predicting that driverless trucks could hit highways in as little …

Honolulu Is Building America’s First Fully Driverless Transit System