Best of #econtwitter - Week of April 10, 2022 [1/2]
Welcome readers old and new to this week’s edition of Best of Econtwitter. Thanks to those sharing suggestions, over email or on Twitter @just_economics.
This is part one of two. Part two is here.
Paper summary threads
Our event study shows a sharp change in voter turnout after the move. Using a value-added model including voter, state, and election fixed effects, we find that state characteristics explain about 37% of the cross-state variation in turnout (5/9).
Very thrilled :) You like a choice rule/but then you violate it./Was it a mistake?
Forthcoming in the AER: "When Choices Are Mistakes" by Kirby Nielsen and John Rehbeck. https://t.co/0FcMSswpjo
AEA Journals @AEAjournals
A randomized experiment used YouTube advertising to show clips of Trump encouraging people to get vaccinated across 103 counties from Oct 14 - 31 and estimates it was able to boost uptake at the cost of about $1 per vaccine.
The largest cartel price fixing case involved Teva Pharmaceuticals and several other generic drug makers. The cartel raised prices and profits which in turn encouraged entry. But regulatory approvals delayed most entrants by 2-4 years! nber.org/papers/w29886
Macroeconomists are doing some wicked data entry recently. Three examples I’ve seen probably in the last month alone:
Spoilers: 1) Male bus and train operators "game" the system more, taking overtime hours to more than make up for unpaid time off. Female operators take 45% fewer hours of overtime and 83% more hours of unpaid time off.
Absolutely fascinating paper. Using a sibling-pair-matched design, researchers using 100% of the population of Sweden and Finland find that ***60%*** of below-replacement fertility is explained simply by prevalence of mental illness.
Delighted to have out to present this week about the intergenerational transmission of employers and the impacts on mobility. Graph below shows high proportion of working for father at first job, but more so for those born to wealthier parents. [1/2]
Postal Service Expansion in 19th Century fostered patent development. Jacob Moscona, and James A. Robinson. 2016. "State Capacity and American Technology: Evidence from the Nineteenth Century." AER Gif Credit:
Synthetic Difference-in-Differences for Stata!!! 🤩 Install from the command line in Stata typing: ssc install sdid Please spread the voice😊 [1/6]
Hey all, I’ve created a new command in to create waffle charts! It’s available on SSC with -ssc install waffle-. This program builds on the excellent foundation in ’s Stata Guide. A short thread on its’ uses 1/11
For anyone who's spent way too long creating posters in PPT at 4000% zoom🔎😭 BioRender Poster Builder is officially launched! Magically resize columns, customize colors, vector export, and more🙌🏽 It's free to use and currently in beta. Lmk your thoughts! app.biorender.com/#new-poster
Yesterday marked a year since I joined Upwork. Leaving academia was not easy: I am an economist to my bones, and I feared to be too academic for the private sector (yet not academic enough for academia, as my PhD time had shown). My fears turned out to be completely false. 🧵1/8