11 May, 2016

Plane reading, May 11 2016

Expert takes worth reading on economics, technology, and other interesting topics from the last week.
Plus, recent news on Uber and on-demand/autonomous vehicles:

Economics and business in emerging markets
  1. Alphaville, noting a draft bill in Indian parliament calling for penalties for mis-mapping of India: "Whoever depicts, disseminates, publishes or distributes any wrong or false topographic information of India including international boundaries in contravention of section 6, shall be punished with a fine ranging from Rupees ten lac to Rupees one hundred crore and/or imprisonment for a period up to seven years."

Economics and Inequality
  1. OSU, on research showing STEM gender pay inequality of 31% can be explained entirely by women's choice of entering lower-paying fields and family status.
  2. Megan McArdle, announcing a new series in Bloomberg Views to examine inequality
  3. Tyler Cowen, on a new book titled "The Nordic Gender Inequality Paradox." Surprisingly, "the OECD country with the highest share of women as senior managers is the United States, coming in at 43 percent compared to 31 percent in the Nordics.  More generally, countries with more equal gender norms do not have a higher share of women in senior management positions."