Ray Fisman

Ray Fisman is a professor of economics at the Columbia Business School and co-author of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office. Follow him on Twitter.

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July 22 2009 1:27 PM400 Percent APR: Is That Good?Do people take out payday loans because they're desperate, or because they don't understand the terms?
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June 5 2009 7:19 AMA Formula for SuccessWant more women to study science? Hire more female professors.
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March 3 2009 7:02 AMTesting TestingEmployment tests may be racially biased—but what if they're less biased than human beings?
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Dec. 19 2008 7:03 AMThe Invisible Hand of GodAdam Smith thought competition among religions was a good thing. Does Hanukkah prove him wrong?
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Oct. 28 2008 7:07 AMThey Made a KillingDid people who knew about secret, CIA-led coups use that information to game the stock market?
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Sept. 29 2008 11:28 AMYou've Just Been Offered a Great New Job in Charlotte!Too bad you can't sell your house in Tampa.
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July 11 2008 7:50 AMHot for the Wrong TeachersWhy are public schools so bad at hiring good instructors?
Procrastination
May 15 2008 6:42 AMLike There's No TomorrowHow economists think about procrastination.
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March 20 2008 6:53 AMGoing Down SwingingWhat if three-strikes laws make criminals less likely to repeat offend—but more violent when they do?
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Nov. 27 2007 4:10 PMIt Takes a Village  … to fail to thank its female leader, no matter how good she is.
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Oct. 19 2007 7:27 AMVirtue for SaleWill customers pay more to do good?
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Aug. 17 2007 11:43 AMDiamonds Are a Guerrilla's Best FriendWhy was war good for Angola's big miners?
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June 30 2009 12:18 PMIt's Like eBay Meets Match.comDoes peer-to-peer lending work?
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May 11 2009 6:08 PMComparison ShoppingThe real reason CEO compensation got out of hand.
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Jan. 23 2009 7:03 AMYou Can't Put a Price on FriendshipOr can you?
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Nov. 6 2008 6:46 AMWhat's In It for Me?How congressmen decided whether to vote for the bailout.
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Oct. 20 2008 2:30 PMWill There Be Blood?Will falling oil prices cause civil wars?
Geezers
Sept. 11 2008 5:22 PMSpend It While You CanTurns out money can buy you happiness. But it buys more happiness when you're young.
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June 5 2008 7:03 AMThe $100 Distraction DeviceWhy giving poor kids laptops doesn't improve their scholastic performance.
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April 25 2008 7:05 AMThe Pilgrim's ProgressivenessDoes going to Mecca make Muslims more moderate?
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Jan. 11 2008 7:44 AMCos and EffectBill Cosby may be right about African-Americans spending a lot on expensive sneakers—but he's wrong about why.
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Nov. 7 2007 12:00 PMAn Economist Goes to a BarAnd solves the mysteries of dating.
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Sept. 7 2007 7:29 AMTaking Our MedicineThe bad economics of switching health-care plans.