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?
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?
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.


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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