Best of #econtwitter - Week of January 17, 2021
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.
A lot of new papers this week!
Paper summary threads
^see also: on granular spatial economics
^paper here. File under, “measuring the correct concept of wealth is hard”
^thread from another coauthor here
More (a lot this week): effect of AI on job postings; school management and teaching effectiveness; math olympiad medalists and immigration; effects of GDPR; coal in India; history dependence of city location; household deleveraging and slow recoveries; international trade and earnings inequality; training vs. outsourcing; education in Africa; lit review on macro wage compression; polio eradication in Africa; effect of voting on beliefs
^long advice thread — summarized by Shosh Vasserman as “work on writing multiple papers” — that provoked a lot of reactions. (Including the usual kind of backlash.) Context from Zhang on his objective function. Some followups:
^Healy summarizes his linked slides/advice here