A Simple Assessment Model

I teach some third year undergraduates integrated assessment modelling (among other things). They don’t have any formal economics and, therefore, we approach the problem by pairing back the complexity more than I’ve seen others attempt in order to make the material accessible to math/modelling phobes. The result hopefully offends the economic/IAM orthodoxy but be illuminating for those wanting to see some of the entrails of the integrated assessment world. The current product is a spreadsheet model and associated handout. When I have time I intend to publish this more formally, although I do not imagine that will be easy. Check it out here.

Everything Flows

Having done some work looking at how long things last and how much of it there is, we wrote a short piece summarising our thinking. The take home is that everything flows, but I think it is still worth a read. You can find it here.

Leviathan Revisited

Hobbs saw a monster in the state. I see a monster in the economy. I expand on why here.

Andrew Jarvis