Imperfect Information

Rajiv Sethi
On economics, identity, justice, and discourse...
Created 26 Nov 2020
  • Kidney Donor Chains and the Bad Art Friend
    13 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    A few years ago, Al Roth published a wonderful book called Who Gets What and Why, that describes in a breezy and informal way the highly technical fields of matching and market design. These are field...
  • Agency Characteristics and Deadly Force: A Data Overview
    30 Jul 2021 • 9 min read
    Back in 2015, when he was still FBI Director, James Comey had this to say about the unavailability of reliable and comprehensive data on the use of deadly force by police officers in the United States...
  • A Very Personal Covid Tale
    24 May 2021 • 4 min read • 6 5
    While in New York on April 26th, I learned that my father was Covid-positive and in critical condition. His oxygen saturation had fallen to life-threatening levels and he was fading in and out of cons...
  • Prediction Markets in a Polarized Society
    29 Nov 2020 • 2 min read
    Almost four weeks have elapsed since election day on November 3. The race was called on November 7, and the transition belatedly initiated on November 23. Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania have all c...
  • Seeking a Robust Model of Disequilibrium
    27 Nov 2020 • 4 min read
    The Santa Fe Institute has just published a new volume called Complexity Economics, which collects together the talks and panel discussions from a symposium held in November 2019. The book is edited b...
  • On economics, justice, identity, and beliefs
    26 Nov 2020 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to Imperfect Information by Rajiv Sethi, Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University, External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, Joy Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe In...
  • Time for Individual Accounts at the Fed
    18 Mar 2020 • 3 min read
    As the COVID-19 virus tears through our bodies and our economy, policy makers are struggling to come up with a response that is bold enough to meet the challenge. Public health officials have urged us...
  • Deadly Force: Then and Now
    03 Nov 2019 • 7 min read
    On Wednesday, October 30 there was an extraordinary conference at the Schomburg Center, marking the 75th anniversary of Gunnar Myrdal's American Dilemma. The conference was conceived and organized by ...
  • Innovation in Economics Pedagogy and Publishing
    03 Sep 2017 • 4 min read
    Well, it's Labor Day weekend, which means that Barnard and Columbia students are back on campus and classes are about to begin. This semester I'm teaching a seminar based on a book I'm writing with Da...
  • The Teaching of Economics
    07 Mar 2017 • 2 min read
    In 2013, with funding from the Institute for New Economic Thinking, University College London, Friends Provident Foundation, Azim Premji University (Bangalore) and Sciences Po (Paris), a group of conc...
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