Best of #econtwitter - Week of August 14, 2022 [2/2]
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NEW WP 🚨: How did collaborations between men & women change after ? Overall, I show women’s productivity falls post #MeToo, largely due to fewer collaborations with men. 👉ssrn.com/abstract=41059… A 🧵 (n/8) Comments are welcome!
2/8 I provide evidence from research collaborations in economics: Annual output of (the same) junior female academic fell post by 0.7/1.7 projects. A drop in new projects with all male co-authors explains 60% of output decline—largely new males at the same university.
Licensing policies going way beyond national norms, Morris Kleiner & I find in a paper now accepted at REStud, typically reduce welfare: - higher wages don't fully compensate workers for licensing costs - customers don't value the license above its cost
This long-delayed DC requirement for daycare workers to have college degrees will be truly terrible for everyone except Montessori daycares where workers already have college degrees if it goes into effect https://t.co/xtLT8kDLkY
Emily Hamilton @ebwhamilton
Do you use Difference-in-Differences methods? Have you ever wondered how selection into treatment relates to parallel trends? The role of unobservables? , , and I are very excited to share our paper: arxiv.org/abs/2203.09001 1/n
Very interesting paper in the AER by Phillip Reny. It provides yet more evidence---perhaps the strongest so far---that Onur Kesten's (2010, QJE) Efficiency-Adjusted Deferred Acceptance (EADA) mechanism is the right one for school choice. A🧵[1/8] aeaweb.org/articles?id=10…
Very happy to have my paper "Gridlock, leverage, and policy bundling" published in the Journal of Public Economics Time for a thread (1/10) Full paper: dropbox.com/s/bvp2pk3xak97…
Recently published paper in the @JPubEcon : "Gridlock, leverage, and policy bundling" Vol 212 (August 2022) by Barton E. Lee (@bartonelee2, @magdalenoxford ) https://t.co/v3zgSdY4ja
Journal of Public Economics @JPubEcon
New Working Paper: "The Impact of Dollar Store Expansion on Local Market Structure and Food Access" joint with and Matthew Osborne (). We study the impact of the dramatic expansion of dollar store chains on the retail landscape ssrn.com/abstract=416310
Evidence of widespread p-hacking and publication bias in MTurk studies docs.iza.org/dp15478.pdf by Abel Brodeur, , Anthony Heyes 🧵1/
Super happy that my paper is coming out at ! Here is a short thread for those interested:
Introducing a tool to detect implicit quotas and show that there exists a two-women quota per department. Just Accepted new paper, "Testing the Presence of Implicit Hiring Quotas with Application to German Universities" by Lena Janys @LenaJanys. https://t.co/QjCSwBIiYB
The Review of Economics and Statistics (REStat) @restatjournal
A neat illustration of the frontier of applied research: start with data and add assumptions / model to get more economically-relevant results 3/3
I find Engagement with prior literature extremely important as we always build on the shoulders of giants. But the current standard that superficially (&often strategically) cites many authors without really engaging with their work is not doing scientific progress a great favor.
A big reason why textbooks are so much easier to read than papers is that the lit review section goes at the end of a textbook chapter, and at the beginning of a paper
pining for an econ textbook in the tradition of math texts like "Counterexamples in Topology" where we just go through nice simple true-sounding statements in econ and cleverly tearing them apart
I'm in promotion letter season again and just want to remind folks of some tips regarding your research statement 1/