Author Archives: Nikos Askitas

Toll Index May 2018 – keep calm and drive on

The Toll Index has been widely covered in national and international press (selection): Focus Magazin, Tim Harford – The undercover economist, Financial Times, MoneyWeek, WirtschaftsWoche, CNN International, DRS3 Swiss public radio, Deutsche Welle.  

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IDSC of IZA Workshop: Matching Workers and Jobs Online – New Developments and Opportunities for Social Science and Practice

Peter Kuhn and I have put together a workshop on “Matching Workers and Jobs Online – New Developments and Opportunities for Social Science and Practice”. Check out the program.

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Selfish altruism, fierce cooperation and the predator

This paper suggests a new way to think about a famous question: what explains cooperation in nature and in particular in humans? I argue that, for an evolutionary biologist as well as a quantitative social scientist, the triangle of two … Continue reading

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Toll Index April 2018 – Growth ceiling?

The data is available at the Data Repository of the IDSC – Research Data Center of IZA. The paper we first studied the properties of these data is published at the Journal of Forecasting. The Toll Index has been widely … Continue reading

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