a tiny peek at Christmas economics

From acollierastro.

People who do not celebrate christmas but have other gift-intense holidays: is it bad for you too?

Link to The Deadweight Loss of Christmas: https://www.amherst.edu/media/view/104699/original/christmas.pdf

Original Planet Money podcast with Prof. Waldfogel: https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2009/11/podcast_happy_efficent_holiday.html/

Link to Planet Money candy bar episode: https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2012/12/25/167976196/episode-238-making-christmas-more-joyful-and-more-efficient

Link to ‘In defense of gift giving’ or we could change the title to "Waldfogel was right about gift giving": https://www.npr.org/2022/12/20/1144558447/gift-giving-signaling-search-cost-behavioral-bias

Finally, my patreon : https://www.patreon.com/acollierastro where you get a new video each month and maybe some Kohl’s cash. (Kohl’s cash is a joke right? It doesn’t actually exist? It gives me company store vibes. Can’t be real.)