True
According to Chapter 5 of Freakonomics, there is a black-white test score gap and that gap is larger when you compare black and white students from the same school.
True
The article described in "Is the decline in rape due to the accessibility of porn on the internet?" uses internet access as a proxy variable, because the authors do no have access to an exact measure of access to pornography.
The child has highly educated parents
What is reported in Freakonomics to be strongly correlate with test scores?
The child's parents are involved in the PTA
What is reported in Freakonomics to be uncorrelated with test scores?
False
The article "What is wrong with this picture?" provides ample examples of negative externalities.
True
The best doctors in the profession often have the highest patient mortality
False
Terrorists typically come from poor and/or poorly educated families
False
The snob effect occurs when an individual's demand for a specific product increases when the number of units of that product other people purchase increases.
True
In the article "Unpacking the Global Human Egg Trade" we learn that women are often "donating" eggs due to economic incentives with the people involved in the process often pretend they are doing it for social or moral reasons.
False
According to Freakonomics, if a researcher sends two identical resumes, one with a traditionally white name and one with a non-traditionally white name, the non-traditional one is more likely to receive and interview due to Affirmative Action
False
The only incentive that supported of the Pennsylvania voter ID law have is helping get republicans into office.
False
According to the article "Good or Bad, Baby Names Have Long-Lasting Effects," David Figlio's research supports the findings in Freakonomics that suggest that names only matter because they serve as an indicator of the individuals situation.
The price of diapers to rise and the quantity of diapers demanded to decrease
The impending diaper shortage discusses in the article "Uh-Oh. Diaper Shortage Possible After Plant Explosion" is likely to cause...
When high income individuals and lower income individuals disagree, politicians in the United States tend to supply the policies favored by those with higher income
Based on the article "Why Is Democracy Tolerable? Evidence from Affluence and Influence.
True
Alle the prostitute raised prices because she understood that the demand for her services was inelastic
True
Based on evidence presented in Superfreakonomics, prostitutes in Chicago price discriminate based on race.
False
According to Superfreakonomics, the demand for prostitutes has risen dramatically over the last 50 years.
False
Marvel comics was able to profitably raise prices by 33% because the demand for comic books is elastic
False
If the price elasticity of demand for my product is -1.3, then the demand for my product is considered inelastic and I should raise my prices
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