Best of #econtwitter - Week of January 16, 2022 [3/3]
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.
Paper summary threads
Key finding: if you've got a college degree, your incomes are correspondingly higher in high COL areas, keeping expenditure equal across areas. But for those without one, wages in high COL areas don't compensate enough. If you're a low-wage worker, avoid San Francisco!
Excited to share with you all my newest piece of research, together with great coauthors & James Sappenfield, on the role of immigrant inventors reshaping the global geography of innovation! hbs.edu/ris/Publicatio… 8 tweets-thread w/ main findings 1/7
How do couples divide domestic work? Women do much more. "a woman would need to be over 100 times more productive in market work than her male partner before reaching expected parity in domestic work." journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/71… by and Rhiannon Yetsenga in JOLE
When selling health insurance, companies usually offer many plans, employers offer a few options, and governments rarely offers different plans. Which one is optimal? and answer this question in a really nice paper (just out at the AER).🧵(1/5)
Research by Victoria Marone ("When Should There Be Vertical Choice in Health Insurance Markets?") is featured in the new issue of the American Economic Review. @VictoriaMarone_ https://t.co/Y7lMTQNOnQ
UT-Austin Economics @UTAustinEcon
Powerful evidence for traditional economic theory in a context that is not often studied: The case of panhandling at Metrorail stations in Washington: peterleeson.com/Hobo_Economicu… by Peter Leeson et al "Panhandlers choose stations as homo economicus would" Forthcoming in EJ
In partnership the (Salome, Jennifer & Pauline, thank-you!), we designed a lab-in-the-field experiment to test the causal benefits of reducing the burden of unpaid labor for N=1,550 working mothers in Kibera - the largest informal settlement in Kenya. 3/11
Fascinating paper on the history of Behavioural Economics. It shows how the field progressively split in different subfields: social preferences, risk & uncertainty, time prefces… by 👇 Citation networks in the 1980s (left) vs 2000s (right) tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10…
Lant Pritchett on "Literacy and School Attendance: A Recent History" riseprogramme.org/blog/literacy-… Here's the latest draft of our paper that he discusses, with and . Feedback always welcome. cgdev.org/sites/default/…
^blog post version here
New paper on the city-wide effect of new housing supply in Helsinki. Impressively, researchers secured access to the Finnish total population register, and were able to prove that newly built homes enable "moving chains" and free up more affordable homes.
Almost 10(!) years after starting to work on this project it's great to finally see this in print :-) academic.oup.com/restud/article… benjaminmoll.com/HACT/ 1/
I recently rejected an article and suggested another very respected journal to the author. He said the journal I named wouldn't count for tenure because it wasn't on a certain list at his institution.
So I e-mailed the editor-in-chief of that journal and said, "Get on the list." She said (paraphrasing), "We're on it. And by the way, your very respected journal wouldn't count much for tenure at my institution."
Nice thread for those who will be teaching economics on Zoom for the start of the semester at least.
So I'm officially teaching the first two weeks for my half-semester MBA class online (with the hope that the rest will be in person). Any thoughts on good ways to keep the students excited / pumped in these two weeks?
Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham @paulgp