Best of #econtwitter - Week of August 28, 2022 [2/4]
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and I recently posted an updated version of our paper on time-series regressions and macro policy rule counterfactuals. My attempt at a summary 🧵
How to use empirical evidence on policy shocks to predict the effects of changes in systematic policy rules, from @ChristianKWolf and @alisdairmckay https://t.co/o5AyOC9yGu https://t.co/deeLWBKUr9
South Korea's fertility rate once again breaks (its own) world record low. Last month, , and I put out a working paper on gender dynamics in the South Korean labor market, which we argue are strongly linked to what's going on with fertility. 🧵
South Korean fertility rates are so low that the population is expected to be cut in half by the end of this century. https://t.co/DfhROdQRpi
Alec Stapp @AlecStapp
Our study on the effect of large families on literacy and numeracy in Bangladesh in the mid-90s is now out in the Journal of Development Studies. An 🧵: tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…
We also reject so-called quality-quantity trade-off. In fact, we find a ➕ effect of add’l sibs on reading, writing, addition, and mult. skills. 0 effect on enrollment, so we call this pos effect the sibling-learning-spillover. It is greater for girls, and for younger children.
Research, jointly with Rob Feenstra () and () is forthcoming! We show how to compare a broader measure of welfare that accounts for differences in product variety and trade costs and implement it for 47 countries.
Forthcoming in AEJ: Macroeconomics: "Product Variety, the Cost of Living and Welfare Across Countries" by Alberto Cavallo, Robert C. Feenstra, and Robert Inklaar. https://t.co/ajeymrQHKf
AEA Journals @AEAjournals
Women in Empirical Micro
1/n Continuing today, presents her very impressive JMP on The Effects of Zoning in US Housing Markets. She is starting at Boulder as a AP! jaeheesong.com
Day 2 of the conference starts with of on monitoring harassment in organizations dropbox.com/s/lt0r4jgeovuh…
Next: presenting "The Effects of Institutional Gaps Between Marriage and Cohabitation" This paper studies the distributional consequences of counterfactual policies that treat marriage and cohabitation similarly (paulacalvo.net/publication/pc…)
We’re also super lucky to have Maria Balgova here to tell us about her work with Abi Adams-Prassl and Matthias Qian, “Flexible Work Arrangements in Low Wage Jobs: Evidence from Job Vacancy Data”
(1/7) New paper presented at ! "Coordination and the Poor Maintenance Trap: an Experiment on Public Infrastructure in India" presented by .
We have Christina Brown in the building presenting her work with Tahir Andrabi on “Subjective versus Objective Incentives and Employee Productivity.”
(1/8) New paper presented at ! "Can Health Insurance Expansions Cause the Supply Side to Contract?" from Molly Schnell and .
In the paper, and ask: How do prices of energy today affect the path of carbon emissions in the future? More ambitiously: Does the lack of carbon pricing today mitigate the effectiveness of future carbon pricing? Bonus: + Channels
With online markets becoming the new norm, firms are changing their process of exercising market power. Adi Shany from discusses how service times instead of prices are becoming the important variable.
Credit scores are a controversial topic, for many good reasons! This paper focuses on the alternative and asks: what happens in a world without credit scores?
1/n Now at , does a tour de force and combines waste and ML tools to show us why all municipalities should adopt Pay As you Throw Regimes in "Policy evaluation of waste pricing programs using heterogeneous causal effect estimation" arxiv.org/pdf/2010.01105…