May 26, 2008

Beeronomics

Today an Inomics newsletter has announced the following conference:

The first Beeronomics Conference is meant to provide a forum to exchange ideas and high-quality economic research related to the economics of beer, brewing and related activities. It covers a wide array of topics, including, but not limited to: production, trade, industrial organization, economic history, law and economics, marketing, consumption, policy and regulation, macroeconomics, etc.

Pierre-Louis, you have already an idea?


3 comments:

cosi said...

Wild guess: beer consumption exhibits some type of Laffer-curve (inverted U-shape) effect on productivity: minimum quantity, low effect, very high quantity, low and/or negative effect, the right quantity: productivity spikes. This prediction, though suggestive, can only be tested empirically with controlled experiments. We could easily design an experiment, volunteers should be easy to find, and the groups should be quite homogenous if we pick from MA students. I'll leave the macro guys think about the cross-country comparisons.

Sebastian said...

Finally some important stuff. I volonteer for Germany!

Dany said...

Maybe Salvatore can submit a possible fourth part of his series: Economic of Love-Effects of beers. Covering topics like with how many beers the ugliest in the party bacome a queen, the inverted U shape of some useful tools for love after too much beers and how in a love matching game of unobservables types probabilities are transformed in ilusions after the second canette....