Joel Waldfogel
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Dec. 8 2009 7:04 AMYou Shouldn't HaveThe economic argument for never giving another gift.
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Oct. 4 2007 7:27 AMIf the Shoe Doesn't FitBlame the tyranny of the market.
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July 6 2007 7:22 AMThe Old College TryWhy do alumni give to universities? To get their kids in, of course.
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April 16 2007 12:54 PMCouch EntitlementSurprise—men do just as much work as women do.
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Jan. 30 2007 4:54 PMThe Irrational 18-Year-Old CriminalEvidence that prison doesn't deter crime.
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Nov. 17 2006 12:29 AMThe Flintstone EffectTracing wealth back to the Stone Age.
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Sept. 22 2006 7:37 AMGo North, Young GrapesThe effect of global warming on the world's vineyards.
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Aug. 16 2006 12:19 PMSinister and RichThe evidence that lefties earn more.
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June 23 2006 7:47 AMDriving in New DelhiDon't complain about standing in line at the DMV.
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Jan. 23 2008 4:59 PMThe Tiger Woods EffectWhen he's in the field, everyone else plays worse. How Tiger throws off golf's incentive structure.
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Aug. 20 2007 5:01 PMTV Is Good for YouIf you are a woman in rural India, at least.
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May 25 2007 7:36 AMTeach Your Children WellThe economic case for preschool.
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March 16 2007 7:14 AMThe Midlife Happiness CrisisBut don't worry—when you get old, the sun comes out again.
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Dec. 19 2006 12:06 PMThe Sovereign vs. the IdiotWhat kind of gift-giver are you?
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Oct. 19 2006 3:09 PMMaster of the IslandWhich country is the best colonizer?
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Sept. 1 2006 1:36 PMShort EndTall people earn more because they're smarter.
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July 28 2006 1:31 PMMeet My Son, Your New CEOAnd then run—proof that nepotism at the top is bad for companies.
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May 29 2006 7:12 AMRoach College, U.S.A.What Ph.D. students really have to fear.

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