Economics

Economists Profit by Giving Things Away

It's easy to get an economist's paper online, but much harder to find a historian's.

Not the best distribution method for papers.

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Economics is the most influential social science, and has been for a long time. Why is that? A decade-and-a-half ago, Stanford University economist Edward Lazear offered a famous answer:

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