Best of #econtwitter - Week of April 17, 2022 [1/4]
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Paper summary threads
There was a pretty major finding last month that many people don't know about. bfi.uchicago.edu/working-paper/… Water treatment (eg chlorination) was found to reduce child mortality by 30%. A very cheap & effective way to save lives. 1/
🧵New paper w/ Following the invasion of Ukraine, Russia's international reserves were frozen. However, Russia was still allowed to tap reserves for bond payments On April 4, the US Treasury blocked all payments and Russia failed to meet the dollar obligations
^see also: “Economists for Ukraine”
The UK has a new migration policy that offers an easy path for grads of global top colleges. What should we expect? Should other countries copy? Paolo Martellini, Jason Sockin and I have developed measures of the human capital of college grads & migrants from world's colleges:
Dietary change is unusual, even in response to significant disease diagnosis or changes in household circumstances. But: when households do change, they tend to change a small subset of food items at a time.
New paper🚨 Using a discrete choice experiment with 10,000+ workers in 🇵🇱, we find a significant willingness to pay for , especially for 2-3 days a week, and among workers who perceive COVID as a threat, women, and those with long commutes ibs.org.pl/en/publication…
Would like to compile a list of summer internship opportunities for econ PhD students. Let me start here: Microsoft, Amazon, various regional Fed. Please reply to expand the list! Thanks.
Dropping a new package "bimap" for : ssc install bimap, replace and then simply: bimap vary varx using shapefile, cut(option) palette(option) Check it out!!
Data released today make combining the General Social Survey (GSS) and American National Election Studies (ANES) possible for the first time. Congrats to the fantastic ANES/GSS staff. A gold mine for social scientists.
🚨 New public data alert🚨 📢Today with we are happy to (finally) release the 1st public version of PatentCity ❓ We extracted info on inventors and assignees in all patents 🌎Coverage: all utility patents released by the US, UK, FR and DE patent office Thread ⤵️
The IMF inched closer to becoming a regular development bank today -- to the annoyance of almost everyone it seems. imf.org/en/News/Articl… 1/
Academic papers should all be submitted to a single preprint server and then journals should have to compete on who gets to publish. Submitting to one journal at a time is a waste of everyone's time and energy.
Opinions of proposal to regularize marketing recruiting? Smart to ditch hotel room interviews - always a bit awk, if not downright sketchy. Going virtual for first round in late Sep-early Oct so much better for students & schools!
I just finished a 6-week program with based on the book "Positive Intelligence" by . The program outlines a set of habits—similar to mindfulness—to help you always be "in the zone" and not sabotaged by stress, anxiety, over-ambition, etc.