Harry Potter: The Economics of Magic

They may be able to make things fly, but are wizards’ magical powers a safeguard against the economics of real life? J.K. Rowling may not have written the Harry Potter series with Economics graduates as her intended audience. However, from Horcruxes to house-elves, and everything else in between, economic concepts such as opportunity costs and [...]

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The name’s Bond….Treasury Bond

They say a James Bond movie is only as good as its villain. England's top spy has gone head-to-head against a variety of foes in the half-century of its existence. Ian Fleming, the writer of the James Bond novels, on which the multi-billion film series is based, wrote that “These days, the heroes and villains [...]