Vision 2030 Plan: Saudi Arabia post-oil?

Until last year, oil prices had ranged from $90 to $100 a barrel for about a decade, notwithstanding a drop during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. By December 2015, the price of Brent crude had dropped to $36 a barrel. As a result, countries heavily reliant on oil exports like Saudi Arabia, have been forced to […]


Marry Someone Poorer than You, Reduce Income Inequality

Everybody is talking about inequality and everybody seems to have their own favorite culprit, from globalization, to deregulation, to skill-biased technical change, and political capture. Yet a recent paper by Greenwood, Guner, Kocharkov and Cezar Santos (Greenwood, Jeremy, et al. “Marry Your Like: Assortative Mating and Income Inequality.” National Bureau of Economic Research, No. w19829, […]