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Restrictions on New Car Purchases: An Economist’s Road Trip

Various cities across China are restricting new car purchases in an effort to curb pollution and traffic using either auctions.

by Brian Viard | Jul. 9 2014

China’s Salt Monopoly: Cracking Down on Illegal Contraband

China’s 2,132-year old salt monopoly and why it makes sense to finally end it. Early last.

by Brian Viard | Jun. 11 2014

Box Office Sales: It’s all a Matter of Timing (Part 2)

Last time I discussed how important movie-release timing is to box office sales in the US and how studios.

by Brian Viard | Apr. 17 2014

What is the Price of a Good Education at Chinese Universities? It Depends on Your Interests

How will choosing your major affect the cost of your education? For students attending Chinese universities, price discrimination between majors.

by Brian Viard | Aug. 5 2013

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