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Why We’re Still Single, Part II

The Origin of Marriage (And the Evolution of Divorce)

Is there an economic story that explains the origin of marriage, the most-debated-of-all-institutions, as well as divorce?

What is Creating “Valentine’s Inflation”?

Valentine’s Day is really just a massive coordinated signaling opportunity that taps into our need to think about “value” in relative, rather than absolute, terms.

Lower College Tuition Fees Could Reduce Teen Sex

Lower college tuition fees can reduce risky sexual behavior in teens as students will have more to lose when things go wrong.

Do Skirts Get Shorter When Wealth Declines?

George Taylor, an economist at Wharton School in the 1920’s, claimed there was an inverse relationship between the state of the economy and skirt lengths.