re-#introductions 

I'm an independent scholar of (that's just starting out on the indie scholar path). I'm interested in microeconomic theory, , , , and .

I am still in the process of figuring out precisely what I want to study, but I'm fascinated by economic theory — the models and the process of developing models and critiquing and applying them.

Are any of you familiar with a data source that shows the ratio of the price of renewable electricity to the price of nonrenewable electricity?

I've seen similar charts in the crypto space (framing the price of an Ethereum token in terms of # of Bitcoins, for instance), and it seems like such a thing would be useful for watching the relative prices of each and potentially leading people to switch to renewables.

I've been a lot more chill over the past few weeks. I'd been stressing for a long while about my career and wanting to get to a point where I can professionally work on or stuff that interest me, but I think I'll just do that in my free time for now. (As an independent scholar.)

My current job is fine for me, seems secure, and is quite complimentary to my interests, so I'll just find fulfillment on my own time instead of struggling to force it into my career. 😅

Ah. I learned either today or yesterday (it's only now hitting me) that my favorite thinker is dead and died in 2016. Gary Becker.

Apparently "spatial economics" is a thing. For a while now I've been playing around with questions that involve it, but I hadn't thought to look into whether there's a body of literature for it. Neat!

Are there any scholars here? Lately I've been looking into finance-esque questions in and , and it'd be nice to have someone to talk with. 😅

Poop, history, economics 

> In Japan, which was much more urbanized than China, people paid less rent when they left their landlord better quality excrements.

yaaas! solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2010

It'd be interesting to study and data regarding areas that have unhealthy degrees of . Drivers should likely demand higher fares and shorter delays between rides (the minimize unprofitable air exposure), and riders demand shorter delays in pickup.

Do any of you have recommendations for books or papers about intangible capital?
I know about *Capitalism Without Capital* but am uncertain whether there's a better resource for learning about and exploring the concept. Thanks!

If I weren't so confused by my behavioral class [and time constrained], I'd try to model this:

*takes a Lyft [$13] to the light rail [train, prepaid] to increase chances that I'll get to campus in time for class (relative to taking bus that'd make me need to run to class to not be late)*

Train is having service disruptions, imperiling time that I'd get to class

Using data on A as a proxy indicator of B is so ripe for humor, especially with unintuitive connections.

For instance, I'm wondering if I can use a country's ratio of `private universities` to `public universities` as a proxy indicator of academic free-rider behavior within that country.

The podcast is such a public service. Every few episodes I get to hear from researchers that have fleshed out and skewered one of my own thoughts, often taking them to heights that I'd not considered. All this in an engaging and fun dialogue format! Talk about efficacy, let alone efficiency. 🍻

I might have a research article to write, but it'd be more theoretical / philosophical than I'm used to seeing in journals. I will attempt to write it and then see if my professors think it's worth publishing / able to be published. I know there's an econ journal for , so that might be good.

Last class we started to get into how consumer expectations can factor into models (there's a special notation for it! 💕). But it's beyond the scope of the class (too complex), so we used simplifying assumptions. 😞

Last week in my labor econ class we went over discrimination in the labor market. I kept chuckling in class at the shenanigans and weird thinking (by discriminating employers, workers) that we got to address, and I think some people misinterpreted my laughs as laughing at people's plight. The Prof understood why I was laughing, and so did some others, but I also got weird looks.

I'm reluctant to proceed with my , , & project while end-users could only really try it via a -dependent service (mybinder.org), but thankfully I have exams to study for, distracting me from the project! 😙

[I'm concerned about the market share that Github has in the , , , space.]

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