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Two lessons about innovation from 19th century.

A thread based on @PMoserEcon's amazing paper "How Do Patent Laws Influence Innovation? Evidence from Nineteenth-Century World's Fairs" (AER, 2005) 1/

As you kill your productivity by refreshing twitter every second to find out some piece of information a few minutes earlier you should reflect on the amount of human capital that goes into that same activity each and every day as part of price discovery in financial markets.

sorry I sent you 12 journal articles I was just trying to flirt

It’s a long shot, I know, Twitter, but has anyone got a job for a Border? I have experience, my own Twitter account, and I’m willing to relocate

Like the award of the Nobel prize itself, this is no surprise, but it is fantastic news. BDK have worked to make it possible for younger (and older!) scholars to build on their research. Their dedication to learning is an inspiration. https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/12/07/economics-laureates-donate-nobel-prize-money-next-generation-economists/dFTJ89hemp4cc3x6uiUTKM/story.html

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