Best of #econtwitter - Week of July 5, 2020
We only send the best tweets, but this week we’ve got a lot of good tweets.
As always, recommendations are welcome over email or on Twitter @just_economics.
Don’t miss the virtual NBER SI!
Anyone interested in NBER summer Institute conference.nber.org/confer/, anyone can now watch conference.nber.org/confer/2020SI_… Some groups are polished presentations of finished economics papers, others are work in progress and lots of discussion. Not sure how this all shakes out on zoom.
Super excited to share my new NBER WP with "Long-Run Effects of Incentivizing Work After Childbirth", available at nber.org/papers/w27444 Summary thread below. 1/N
We have a new discussion paper out: "A Global Decline in Research Productivity? Evidence from China and Germany" (w/ , who just joined twitter, so please all follow! ). ➡️ zew.de/en/publikation…
New methods review with and on design of information provision experiments, which have become very popular in economics: warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/econom… 1/n
Excited to share a paper of mine released this week, joint with Aymeric Bellon, Erik Gilje and Rawley Heimer. This my first ever NBER working paper (thanks to Erik), a cool feeling. Here's a thread with some key figures 1/
Individuals who receive large wealth shocks have 51% higher self-employment rates,consistent with windfalls affecting self-employment through non-pecuniary benefits, from Aymeric Bellon, J. Anthony Cookson, Erik P. Gilje, and Rawley Z. Heimer https://t.co/woRJjBsAGA https://t.co/TpUIyQNHQv
Just released version 2.0 of working paper w/ my fantastic co-author Stefan Dimitriadis: Social Skills Improve Business Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial with Entrepreneurs in Togo
My paper on Common Ownership in American with Matt Backus and Mike Sinkinson was recently accepted at AEJ:Micro. We ask the simple question: how much common ownership is there in the US economy? how much has that changed? and what drove it? chrisconlon.github.io/site/common_ow… 1/
How does the mortality-temperature relationship vary across US climate regions, and what does this tell us about climate adaptation and the geographic distribution of climate damages? We use over 2 decades of Medicare data to explore these questions in our forthcoming paper.
Extreme temperatures can kill, but climate adaptation can significantly reduce the risks. Just accepted new paper by Garth Heutel (@GarthHeutel) Nolan Miller (@nolanhmiller) David Molitor (@davidmolitor) https://t.co/gtBfH1mZfT
The Review of Economics and Statistics (REStat) @restatjournal
This paper (joint with Autor, Dorn, and Hanson) has been long in the making and I am very happy about the final product. A thread on the main findings of the paper follows. 1/10
Forthcoming in the AER: "Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure" by David Autor, David Dorn, Gordon Hanson, and Kaveh Majlesi. https://t.co/dRNj3OCyBh
AEA Journals @AEAjournals
[THREAD] I am pleased to report that Danny Shoag's and my paper on 'Ban the Box" measures is at long last forthcoming in the Journal of Law and Economics.
Interesting discussion here by on contrasting some differing estimates in the literature on Ban-the-Box policies measuring whether racial discrimination is an unintended by-product
This may explain the seemingly contradictory results in @AmandaYAgan and @SonjaStarr's QJE paper and in @jenniferdoleac and @benconomics's J of Labor Econ paper -- our discussion of the literature is, indeed, in the discussion section here: https://t.co/qp4nE6Iej4
Stan Veuger @stanveuger
. & I are co-organizing a (virtual!) mentoring program for 3rd & 4th year women & non-binary econ PhD students. Bad news: We won't be meeting in NOLA as originally planned. Good news: We can accommodate more people! Deadline to apply: 7/31 aeaweb.org/about-aea/comm…
New at the EJ! You can now also submit short papers, in the same format as AER-Insights (<6,000 words, 5 exhibits). Submissions should be self-contained and are expected to be of the same standard as regular submissions.
We are very excited to announce this mentoring workshop for 3rd and 4th year female PhD students in the greater New England area! It will take place online on Oct 3rd. A little more info below 1/4
BU WEorg will host a Mentoring Workshop on Oct. 3rd for 3rd & 4th year female PhD students in the greater New England area. Please visit https://t.co/KSqh5m6MMz to check out the program, list of confirmed mentors & panelists, and application instructions. Deadline is Aug. 1st.
BU Economics @bu_economics
Good discussion in the replies
It's official, my classes are too large and will be online this fall. Want to give my students as good an experience as possible, so... What were your 1-2 favorite things (tech, methodology, etc) you did online last spring that you think improved the student experience the most?
One of my struggles with learning to write better in econ is sometimes not having many examples of GOOD academic writing to read in addition to references like McCloskey. So , what are your favorite examples of GOOD academic writing in economics (journal papers)?