News tagged with economists

Payment protection for the deep sea

A Heriot-Watt biologist is among a team of environmental economists, policy developers and biologists who have called for formal governance to detail how to pay for the restoration and protection of deep-sea ...

Jan 24, 2014 not rated yet 1

Studies pay off for potato producers

Given all the pathogens that can create havoc in a potato field, it's a wonder spud production can keep up with demand. Producers need to control these microbes with cost-efficient management strategies that ...

Sep 24, 2013 not rated yet 0

Rethinking investment risk

Financial innovation is supposed to reduce risk—in theory, at least. Yes, new financial instruments based on the housing market helped cause the financial crisis of 2008. But in the abstract, those same ...

Aug 26, 2013 4.8 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Go with the flow

Two farmers plant alfalfa. One doesn't worry about his water supply; he can use as much as he wants on his crop. The other also can use all the water he wants, but he has to pay a tax on it. Who is likely ...

Aug 20, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 3