Best of #econtwitter - Week of January 15, 2023: interesting tweets
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Massive negative TFP shock for newsletter writing this week, thanks to the shutdown that Joshua Gans describes here:
As always, submissions welcome, if things are missing from the newsletter. Still a lot of juicy content below, though!
^prompted lots of discussion. Specifically: “you can skip 2 of the 14 ‘core’ courses. Doesn’t have to be macro” (more)
^correlationally, it’s interesting that more unified fields seem more successful (e.g. econ vs. psychology). Of course causality also goes the other direction, but
^also, in particular, how about IO methods?
This discussion also all comes in the aftermath of a discussion (also prompted by Steinsson) on gender diversity in macro:
^not actually the first, but
^NYT had a full article on this phenomenon yesterday
^obviously couldn’t work for every field/every project, but…