Author - Karl Muth

Karl Muth is a commentator, consultant, economist, and legal academic.

His academic interests include the economics of governance, the portability of risk attitudes across domains, risk measurement and mitigation, and other topics. His thoughts on these issues have appeared in a wide range of publications, from The Journal of Private Equity to the Oprah Winfrey Show to the second edition of the academic text Controversies in Globalization.

Karl studied law in the Netherlands and in the United States and holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees, the latter with a concentration in Economics from The University of Chicago. He earned his M.Phil./Ph.D. from the London School of Economics; his dissertation was entitled “Three Frameworks for Commodity-Producer Decision-Making Under Uncertainty.” Prior to his doctoral work, Karl was an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and he is currently a Lecturer in Economics, Law, Organizational Behavior, Public Policy, and Statistics at Northwestern University. He was selected in 2015 as a participant in Harvard’s Emerging Leaders programme.

Posts Archive:

Watership Down and the Gender Studies Crowd

French, France, bakeries, pastry, industrial organisation, business school

risk, governance, climate change, politics, bureaucracy, macrorisk, economics

basic income, minimum income, policy, public policy, welfare, benefits

guns, gun violence, statistics, Orlando, weapons, insurance, economics

guns, gun violence, gun control, Orlando, weapons, insurance, economics, statist

referendum, Brexit, remain, vote 2016, Britain, EU

developing countries, development economics, teaching, northwestern

voting, elections, America, politics, Election 2016, primaries

proxies, methodology, insurance, fintech, innovation

Millennials, slackers, underachievement, unemployment, Generation X

aid, security, Uganda, macroeconomics, treasury, inflation, currency, shilling,

law, practice, policy, non-practicing, juris doctor, law degree

immigration, crime, u visa, American, green card, law, policy, whistleblower

harvard, kennedy school, emerging leaders, development, international, economics

space, space shuttle, nasa, spacex, private space flight, virgin galactic

college, cost, tuition, scholarship, education, policy, philanthropy

death tax, estate tax, trusts, fairness, income inequality, social mobility

chicago, violence, murder, guns, crime, comparisons, workplace safety, public po

police brutality, violence, the state, abuse, civilians, civil rights

climate change, global warming, environment, market, investing, long horizon

weather, crime, chicago chiraq, murder season, shootings, killings, gang violenc

conceptual measurement, political philosophy, sameness, narrowness

rap, hip-hop, economics, bargaining, record labels, music industry, unions

indian, subcontinent, immigration, britain, diversity, america, baywatch, stereo

emissions, greenhouse, global warming, climate change, treaty, cooperation

suicide, euthanasia, policy, nudge, incentives, crime, killing, medical, disease

sony, breach, hacking, kim jong un, north korea, invasion, war

cameron, cessation, european union, united kingdom, independence, treaty

third way, blair, clinton, coalition government, new party, liberalism, postlibe

isis, terrorism, anarchocapitalism, government, currency, statehood

Quantitative methods are being applied to comparative politics.

transgender, policy, law, gender, language, english, linguistics

minimum wage, american election, 2014, primary, policy, economics, labour

electric, tesla, hybrid, cars, transport, automotive, hong kong, asian, invest

one percent, wealthy, facta, regulation, expatriation, citizenship, tax evasion

ISIS, islamic state, terrorism, sharia law, islamic golden age, fundamentalism

ted talk, lecture, development, economics, inequality, diversity

statehood, countries, israel, taiwan, hong kong, palestine, controversy, U.N.

liberalism, neoliberalism, free markets, deregulation, privatisation, chicago

chevrolet, impala, african-american, 1964, civil rights act, discrimination

Hong Kong, elections, democracy, electoral college, one man one vote

constitutional convention, law, history, article v, safire, lessig, amendment

wealth, redistribution, taxation, estate, intergenerational, boomer, millennial

posner, liberalism, neoliberalism, lgbt, marriage, equality, civil rights, third

somalia, minnesota, detroit, diaspora, migration, entrepreneurship, michigan

lgbt rights, hillary clinton, secretary of state, american foreign policy, elect

bmw i8, tesla model s, cadillac elr, subsidies, ev, hybrids, congestion charge

theft, embezzlement, madoff, macrocrime, billions, stolen, ponzi, capone, rico

israel, gaza, palestine, war, warnings, civilians, awareness, pamphlets

gun rights, ccw, second amendment, corporate personhood, weapons, mercenaries

disarmament, apartheid, chicago, chiraq, cpd, racism, ccw, concealed carry

Dire Straits Homophobia

marijuana legalisation, 420, pot, altria, BAT, drug laws, war on drugs

bankruptcy, insolvency, rule k43, corporations, company law, reorganisation

9/11, september 11, moral dilemma, trolley problem, bush administration

inequality, let them eat cake, marie, socialism, class warfare, the 1%

second amendment, ccw, chicago, self-defense, firearms, racism, englewood

minimum wage, workers, new jersey, oregon, pump your own gas, fuel attendants

jury selection, judicial system, fairness, procedural due process

nationality, corporate personhood, headquarters, EU Regulation, domicile

obama, recovery, economic boom, bull presidency, stimulus

kleptocracy, african theft, public funds, bankruptcy, credit, lending, embezzle

climate change, nuclear power, chinese, american foreign policy, carbon

dystopia, philip k dick, blade runner, city-state, surveillance state, kafka

gini coefficient, revisionism, racism, white supremacy, superiority, iq

law, regulation, misuse, product liability, pharmaceuticals, zohydro, drugs

resource curse, natural resources, exploitation, mining, diamonds, petrochemical

gibraltar, economic policy, immigration, citizenship for sale, chinese history

bankruptcy, mail, postal service, economics, usps, dhl, german, american

1%, social cost, intergenerational wealth, inheritance, unfairness, economic ine

minimum wage, price floor, microeconomics, unemployment, recession, poverty

International Environmentalism: Flaunting White Privilege

self regulation, antitrust, cooperation, collusion, standards, safety, consumer

Pornography as Policy: Second-Level Effects Analysis

lottery, law, drawing, raffle, conservatives, tax the poor, redistribution, 1%

water wars, scarcity, natural resources, ecology, environmentalism, green, desal

Hey Greg Gopman: Read This

class warfare, income inequality, one percent, ceo pay, unfairness, recession

Race: It's time for the oversimplifiation to stop.

racism, wwii, revisionism, apologism, jews, nazis, japanese, imperial, history

statistical analysis, policymaking, measurement, initiative management

luxury item, firstworldproblems, beef, cattle, factory farming, beef consumption

North Korea, DPRK, embargo, sanctions, economics, macro, quality of life, agri

imf, world bank, institutional economics, international finance, kim, lagarde

second amendment, gun rights, gun debate, magazine limits, nra, gun lobby

income inequality, middle class, one percent, ruling class

Development, Technology, and Daimler-Chrysler

urban studies, anthropology, ethnography, gentrification, class war, 1%, london

detroit, motown, debt, insolvency, municipal bankruptcy, bond default, kevyn orr

race, racism, gentrification, urban studies, chicago, chicago school, economics

government, africa, african mba, business school, howard w french, pfefferman

athletic scholarships, unfair, admissions, standards, SAT, ACT, meritocracy

DFID diaspora remittances failure FDI targeted aid

second amendment, arab spring, right to violence, uprising, state, anarcho

Enough About The Bottom Billion; What About The Top 400?

stem jobs infrastructure africa engineers colonialism training labour labor econ

telecom price fixing conspiracy area codes long distance history

disease economic cures vaccines research pharmaceuticals incentives drugs

In A Dream, I See A City Invincible

innocence muslims google censorship film libya bombing terrorism islam

food aid free stuff foreign aid us state department napster wfp wb imf

best exotic marigold hotel film review india pension england uk imperialism

nuclear disarmament iran israel north korea reactor centrifuge uranium bomb tech

collateral foreign debt most indebted countries poor countries imf world bank

somalia shilling deflation currency valuation fx foreign exchange piracy

zimbabwe russia hind platinum trade arms deal exploitation africa

stuxnet cia nsa virus israel iran nuclear tampering malware

expatriation saverin facebook u.s. american citizenship tax reasons renounce

GM Google antitrust lawsuit department of justice DOJ monopoly regulation

Uganda LRA Kony land sale buy land uganda real estate law economics

Wall Street Goldman internship unpaid UN interns

Hilux Serena luxury 1% rich lifestyle war inspired fashion trends

Sultan of Oman, middle east, arab spring, revolution, twitter, uprising

random outcome citizenship immigration green card visa residency

new wars uganda conflict military history iraq afghanistan kony lra

Uganda Kenya shilling hyperinflation currency crisis central bank macroeconomics

lesbian pay gap wage gay coming out day premium

starvation famine malnutrition kenya somalia east africa aid food

somalia kenya famine ikea donation philanthropy un unhcr tax avoid

U.S. default policy foreign treasury t-bill note debt imf bailout congress obama

Oriental food

poverty, poverty line, world bank, $2/day

Drone Automated Mechanised Mechanized Warfare Hexacopter Camera Surveillance

Dubai Central Mall Jumeriah Beach Centre Developing Zone Economic Development

Massive Sandcastle

Chinese Dragon

Houses in Uganda

Waterfront in Dubai

French Flag Burqa


Civil Rights Law Criminal Procedure America Music Policy International

Libya Flag With Peso Sign

Pie Chart

Radioactive Phoenix University of Chicago Stagg Field Wall Reactor Supercritical

Japanese and Louisiana Flag Katrina Japan Earthquake Tsunami Flooding

Off-Road Rally Racing

Edited Flag of CARICOM

Burj al Arab inserted in 16th Century Illuminated Manuscript

Puntland Flag with Pirate Logo


Gun/Plane Drawing

Chinese Flag Parody

Terrorism Investment Business Threat Economics

Censorship, Oman, Egypt, Middle East, MENA, Tunisia