Musings on economics, policy and random points of interest
Economics is less the study of a particular subject than it is a way of looking at the world. At its most basic, economics approaches the world with a belief that we can use theories and empirics to better understand why people do what they do, and what policies can get people to act in ways that produce better results for society. With that in mind, economics can be (and has been!) applied in almost any aspect of life. This blog is not intended to be a Freakonomics-style demonstration of this; it is merely supposed to give a glimpse of the world through the eyes of someone who is immersed in the economic perspective.
This blog will also comprise my best attempts to answers questions friends and family have asked me about the economy recently. A crisis tends to make the field of economics much more interesting.
Without further fluff, I present the econgirl blog.
Update: Econgirl is in Ghana
For the next two years, I will be doing economic research in Ghana. Expect to hear a little less about GDP, the trade balance and health insurance in the U.S., and a little more about mangoes, cultural faux pas, and health insurance in West Africa.