Monday, July 26, 2010


- An updated version of the Big Mac index;
- Stop the press! Psychologists have discovered the decreasing marginal utility of income !
- Historical Financial Statistics. The Brazilian data comes from IPEADATA;
- Solow contra DSGE. (I do not know if he is right. But what a terrific writer he is!)

Auctions are useful

Well... most of the time:

HT Urban Geography!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

World Bank Enterprise Surveys

Now you can download data on more than 100,000 firms in 123 countries.
(HT Lucas Mation)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New blog on Urban Demographics

Rafael Pereira,my friend and coleague at IPEA has created his own blog: Urban Demographics.
Long live to his blog!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A semiologist may write a thesis on this graph

Theft risk by color of the vehicle.

The color of the bars represent the same color of the cars! Amazing!
The paper is here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010