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Using Economics in Daily Life



This is a blog with ideas for a book on using economics in daily life. The idea is that many people could benefit from ideas and data known by economists, but we economists do not always communicate them in ways that people can understand. Economists tend to talk to each other, instead. So, this blog is my attempt to remedy that. I’m starting with discussions about housing and mortgages. You can contact me with comments or criticisms at dcrousho@richmond.edu.



Blog 1: Facts About Housing Prices May 2016

Blog 2: Facts About Housing Prices (continued) May 2016

Blog 3: Facts about the Mortgage Market June 2016

Blog 4: The Inflation-Adjusted Mortgage Interest Rate June 2016

Blog 5: Refinancing Your Mortgage June 2016

Blog 6: Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (Part 1) September 2016

Blog 7: Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (Part 2) October 2016

Blog 8: Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (Part 3) November 2016

Introduction to Inflation (Part 1) December 2016

Inflation: The Impact of Food and Energy Prices January 2017

How to Adjust for Inflation May 2017