Like the turtle…

Try to be like the turtle, at ease in your own skin.

Do firms maximize profits?

First clarification I want to make is the understanding that this post isn’t about whether firms should or not maximize profit – which can just as well be the theme for another post.… Continuar lendo

Economics and Ecology

Economics and Ecology, share the same etymological root from greek, οiκος (oikos), which means “home”. We can transcend the meaning of home by just meaning the house we inhabit.

“1 pessoa, 1 voto”…por que métodos de agregação importam?

Crescendo com familiaridade com o sistema democrático Brasileiro, sempre me pareceu um pouco confuso o método Americano. Quanto a isso eu estou indo um pouco além do óbvio de que no Brasil o… Continuar lendo

Vale à pena jogar na Mega-Sena?

Fim de ano chegando, passou o Natal e todo mundo começa a pensar na Mega da Virada…Sonhar com o que fazer se ganhar na Mega-Sena tornou-se parte do ritual de fim de ano,… Continuar lendo

Anticipation changes Time Itself

I believe my all time favorite fiction book is the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I’ve read it over and over in different times of my life, in different languages, talked with… Continuar lendo

Como fazer Doutorado em Economia no Exterior

Desde que comecei a fazer meu PhD em Economia na University of Kansas, recebi muitas perguntas acerca do processo de como fazer doutorado fora. Então, resolvi organizar a informação aqui, para que fique… Continuar lendo

More on Market Design: The Great Al Roth

I talked last night about Market Design and why it fascinates me. If you are interested, here is a great podcast from Economic Rockstar recorded with the great Al Roth himself regarding matching… Continuar lendo

Market design: Changing the Game

Economics is a very wide field within the Social Sciences, and deals with many topics that have a direct effect on people`s lives, as well as in the environment. I believe one cannot… Continuar lendo

War and Terrorism: Two Leaders Game Theory

We are getting to a point in age where listening to news about war and terrorism, although unsettling, isn’t really a surprise. I remember myself in childhood, living in Angola, a country who… Continuar lendo

Gerações Superpostas – O poder da Empatia

Em Economia nós frequentemente nos referimos ao modelo de gerações superpostas, que na verdade não é um modelo mas sim uma categoria de modelos em Macroeconomia que visa estudar as dinâmicas de consumo… Continuar lendo

Building Bridges

Why do we recognize all trees as trees if they are all different from each other? This question has enchanted many people throughout the years, and around 400 B.C. Plato came up with… Continuar lendo

Human Nature and the Economist’s Mission

I just finished up this great book called “Created for Greatness – The Power of Magnanimity” by Alexandre Havard, and it got me thinking to a lot of things. One of them in… Continuar lendo

What if life only really has two days…

Mark Twain once said “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” If that truly is the case, we should… Continuar lendo