Monday, July 19, 2010

Links: 19th July 2010

1. "Avoiding a Lost Generation: How to Minimize the Impact of the Great Recession on Young Workers": Testimony before Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress on May 26th, 2010. By James Sherk: Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics at the The Heritage Foundation.

2. "The Kids Aren’t Alright — A Labor Market Analysis of Young Workers": Kathryn Anne Edwards and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez (Economic Policy Institute): EPI Briefing Paper #258, April 7, 2010.

3. The Browne Review (or the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance) is a panel which will consider the future direction of higher education funding in England. It was launched on the 9 November 2009 and is being chaired by Lord Browne of Madingley, the former chief executive of BP. Wikipedia provides additional information.

4. "Policy Watch: Income-Contingent College Loans": Alan B. Krueger and William G. Bowen, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Summer, 1993), pp. 193-201

5. ESRI Higher Education Policy Conference: "Higher Education Policy: Evidence from Ireland and Europe". Venue: The ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2. Date: 16/11/2010.

6. David Willetts MP, the UK universities minister: "If You Can't Get a Job, Start a Business", Guardian: 16th July 2010.

7. On a lighter note, one for Dr. Kev: "Irishmen prefer to be single, survey shows". "Lee-Ann Burke, a lecturer in economics at University College Cork , said the study contradicts other surveys showing men happier being married."

8. Google Offers OCR: when you import files into Google Docs (JPEG, GIF, PNG, or PDF) you have the option of running optical character recognition on them.

9. The Turbulence Ahead blog got a makeover.

10. Finally, here's a video of Pete Lunn (ESRI) speaking at the Irish Economics and Psychology event last November, on "A Computational Theory of Exchange". Thanks to Karl Deeter for organising the video; if you follow this link, you will see other talks from the event by Marcel Das, Stephen Kinsella and Jonathan Murphy.

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