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Piracy Takedown Notices Increase E-Book Sales, Research Finds

This article cites the research from Assistant Professor Imke Reimer’s working paper, The Effect of Piracy Protection in Book Publishing
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Published On: June 6, 2014 |
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Food stamps and farmers markets: a mutual benefit

Several economists say food stamp rolls are likely to remain elevated for some time. Historically, there has been a lag before an improving unemployment rate leads to a substantial decline in food stamp rolls; the Congressional Budget Office has projected it could take 10 years. “We do not expect income inequality stabilizing or declining in…
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Published On: May 29, 2014 |
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Mass. high court to hear arguments in Tesla case

John Kwoka, professor of economics at Northeastern University, filed an unsolicited amicus brief in favor of Tesla because he says allowing a dealer to veto the distribution method of an entirely different company is dangerous; it hurts competition…
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Published On: May 6, 2014 |
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Report: Abuse-deterrent reformulation of OxyContin saved $430M nationwide

excerpt: Alan White, managing principal at Analysis Group, began studying the overall cost of addiction in the U.S. 10 years ago, at a time when Oxycontin abuse was being blamed for thousands of deaths due to overdose, as well as break-ins at pharmacies nationwide and other problems. He’s worked on behalf of drug companies exploring…
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Published On: April 25, 2014 |
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In oil-producing Iran, a slight hike in gas prices could cause a jump in discontent

Professor Kamran Dadkhah comments on Iranian gas subsidies…
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PhD’s unemployment research leads to White House visit

Research con­ducted by North­eastern unem­ploy­ment expert Rand Ghayad helped per­suade a score of cor­po­rate chief exec­u­tives to attend a meeting at the White House on Friday to dis­cuss Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s new ini­tia­tive to combat long-​​term joblessness. “Every­body was saying they wouldn’t be here today if not for this research,” said Ghayad, a doc­toral can­di­date…
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Published On: February 3, 2014 |
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Renée Duplantis appointed to T.D. MacDonald Chair

Renee Duplantis has been appointed to the T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics at the Canadian Competition Bureau…
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Published On: January 30, 2014 |
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