An Economist Goes to a BarAnd solves the mysteries of dating.
If the Shoe Doesn't FitBlame the tyranny of the market.
TV Is Good for YouIf you are a woman in rural India, at least.
The Old College TryWhy do alumni give to universities? To get their kids in, of course.
Couch EntitlementSurprise—men do just as much work as women do.
The Irrational 18-Year-Old CriminalEvidence that prison doesn't deter crime.
The Flintstone EffectTracing wealth back to the Stone Age.
Go North, Young GrapesThe effect of global warming on the world's vineyards.
Sinister and RichThe evidence that lefties earn more.
Meet My Son, Your New CEOAnd then run—proof that nepotism at the top is bad for companies.
Roach College, U.S.A.What Ph.D. students really have to fear.
Where the Buses Run on TimeThe lure of incentive pay.
It's Not Your Grandpa's Moral Hazard AnymoreThe problem goes corporate.
Pump It UpDon't worry about price gouging now. Worry later.
Tragedy of the AirportWhy you get stuck for hours at O'Hare.
Virtue for SaleWill customers pay more to do good?
Taking Our MedicineThe bad economics of switching health-care plans.
Diamonds Are a Guerrilla's Best FriendWhy was war good for Angola's big miners?
Teach Your Children WellThe economic case for preschool.
The Midlife Happiness CrisisBut don't worry—when you get old, the sun comes out again.
The Sovereign vs. the IdiotWhat kind of gift-giver are you?
Master of the IslandWhich country is the best colonizer?
Short EndTall people earn more because they're smarter.
The Last LafferBush's Treasury admits that tax cuts aren't free.
Driving in New DelhiDon't complain about standing in line at the DMV.
Love Thy PlayStation, Love ThyselfWhy you should make a $500 game console your life partner.
The Benefits of BozoProof that TV doesn't harm kids.
The Grip of GasWhy you'll pay through the nose to keep driving.
Bubble-lusionsWhy most real-estate agents aren't getting rich.
The Search for 100 Million Missing WomenAn economics detective story.