Best of #econtwitter - Week of June 26, 2022 [2/2]
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Interesting set of slides from estimating that ~75% of global welfare growth over the past centuries has been population growth rather than income per capita growth: web.stanford.edu/~chadj/slides-…
ارزشهای جهانشمول یعنی اعمال استانداردهای اخلاقی مشابه و دادن وزن مشابه به منافع خودیها و غریبهها. از شرکتکنندهها میپرسند 1000 دلار را چطور بین یک فرد غریبه و یک فرد خودی (مثلاً دوست یا خانواده) تقسیم میکنید؛ با فرض اینکه هر دو وضع مالی یکسانی دارند. nber.org/papers/w30157
Thrilled that this paper (with Julia Lane and Bruce Weinberg) is out in today. We find that women are much less likely to be credited with authorship (13% less) and inventorship (59% less) than men🧵
Do you notice that there are fewer publications by women than men? A @nature paper shows that this is, in part, because women are less likely to be credited as authors for their scientific contribution @IRIS_UMETRICS @NYUWagner @M_B_Ross @BrittaGlennon https://t.co/O7Z5EYva14
Mary Elizabeth @meharpist
Many immigrants to the US give their kids generic "American" first names. This turns out to make a difference. For every ethnic group (besides Russian Jews), more generic names are linked to higher incomes. Social class only accounts for 1/3 of the effect. academia.edu/download/44421…
See this figure illustrating the striking difference b/w the relationship between a state's historical racial regime (HRR) & poverty for Black Southerners vs. White Southerners. There is NO relationship between HRR and White poverty. This is not the case for Black poverty. 5/8
💡 Inference in difference-in-differences with few treated clusters 💡 Ferman and Pinto (2019) was published a couple of years ago, when I was not on Twitter. But I think it’s not too late to write a thread on it. 1/12
My research with Will Gerken, "The Value of Differing Points of View: Evidence from Financial Analysts’ Geographic Diversity," was just accepted ! To celebrate, I made this gif summarizing the paper (I also already celebrated like a normal human person)
Happy to have participated in the North American Summer Meeting with our paper On the Estimation of Social Effects with Observational Network Data and Random Assignment. The Spillovers and Peers Effects session contained excellent work. Some highlights here
Compulsory government procedures can be extremely annoying (hey DMV!) But violating them can be costly. In an RCT with 30,000 people, and I assess the causal impact of violating low-level compulsory government procedures.
This was surprising to me. 🧵 1/
What do you think is the main factor stopping many researchers from conducting "long run" follow-ups (10 or 20 years later) of applied micro RCTs?
Eva Vivalt @evavivalt
+1 on this advice. It is OK for anyone to reject a request to review - rejecting a request with a list of 2-3 good alternates that might not be on the editor's radar is incredibly helpful (nearly equal value to doing the report...)
@paulgp Highly relatable tweet! In case you (or others reading this) haven’t already gotten this advice: sounds like it’s time to cap how many reports you allow on your plate at any one time. Just suggest alternatives (esp junior folks the editor might not know yet) when you say no.
Jennifer Doleac @jenniferdoleac
Publishing in economics is BROKEN. So when I got an email from INEXSY (), a market for papers, I opened it. Authors post abstract & figs of a paper; then journals see, DM for deets, & make publication offers, I am NOT endorsing, but economists should model this.
I think you could take the system one step further. Author submits to market, market collects reports from well-paid referees, and reports + paper are reviewed by group of 5-10 journals. Then journals bid for papers
Easy mitzvah: send a comment to the Census against the proposed Census wage rounding. I pulled a couple of specific examples from 's useful thread. https://t.co/0PFq4IdG4h
@arindube The Census Bureau is looking for comments through July 15, 2022 (users should provide comments to ADDP.CPS.PUF.List@census.gov).
Gabriel Demombynes @gdemom