Research roundup: Hacking, gaming, working, reorganizing

  • On hacking, President-elect says, “I’ll tell you what: no computer is safe. I don’t care what they say.” He may be right. Even major law firms are getting hacked. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Pokemon Go was a big hit last summer. Super Mario Run is running out of steam. Mobile gamers don’t like to pay $10 upfront to play a game. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Fed researchers say an aging population and people staying longer in school are causing low labor force participation.  . . .  But are people staying in school because they can’t get jobs? [St. Louis Fed]
  • If a country’s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, higher food prices may reduce poverty. [Marginal Revolution]