Best of #econtwitter - Week of May 8, 2022 [2/3]
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.
This is part two of three.
Paper summary threads
In light of this week's SC ruling, I'd like to share an updated working paper w/ on a) costs of children to women's incomes over time and b) what policies reduce these costs. Short paper, so will do short 🧵. Let me start with our first figure: [1/8]
My review of 60 years of policies governing young women's access to abortion and contraception is coming out in JOPE. It spans the introduction of the pill through what looks to be the end of the Roe era. This is the place to get your DiD policy coding
Confidential and legal access to abortion and contraception in the United States, 1960-2020. Article by GLO Fellow Caitlin Myers forthcoming in the Journal of Population Economics. https://t.co/DsmvZ9kFaQ
Klaus F. Zimmermann @kfzimmermann
New America-specific empirical support for Inglehart’s post-materialist thesis that countries and people care more about social issues and less about economic ones as they get richer! nber.org/papers/w30001#…
@policytensor There are lots of people who want to blame Trump on their idiosyncratic economic policy preferences, but the big picture trend is that as societies have gotten richer electorates have cared less about economic issues and more about social/cultural ones. https://t.co/ecwEmbL0G5
(((David Shor))) @davidshor
"Rich social liberals are about 35% more likely to vote Democrat than poor social conservatives are to vote Republican" ~60% of poor, social conservatives vote against their economic interests. nber.org/papers/w30001
relative weight that voters place on moral rather than material considerations increases in income, explaining recent realignments https://t.co/TMPTbJSx3U
Matt Grossmann @MattGrossmann
I'm ending my pointless one-man Twitter boycott to share a new wonky 🤓 paper that I'm quite fond of: "Accountability, test prep incentives, and the design of math and English exams" joint with and forthcoming in . 1/10
It's out, open-access: "Cohort Succession Explains Most Change in Literary Culture"—by me, , , and . This image gives you the general drift, but there are twists along the way, so 1/9! sociologicalscience.com/articles-v9-8-…
📢1/11 New paper with 📢 We review economic studies on health, healthcare, & crime consequences of the opioid crisis A 🧵 nber.org/papers/w29983?…
Another clever paper out today: Is American Soft Power a Casualty of the Trade War? Reports a drop in Chinese viewership of US movies & searches for US tourism and sports shoes, especially in cities affected by tariffs No similar drop for non-US stuff
Here’s a short thread on a forthcoming AER paper by Jones, Kondylis, Loeser, and Magruder (2022) on irrigation in Rwanda: johnloeser.github.io/assets/jklm.pdf In short, irrigation is productive in the dry season but underused, primarily due to labor market failures. 1/
I had the opportunity to serve on the panel that produced this report. To Modernize the Consumer Price Index, BLS Should Accelerate Use of New Data Sources and Provide Price Indexes for Different Incomes, Says New Report nationalacademies.org/news/2022/05/t… via
Participating in trivia contests helps you make new friends!! We now have experimental evidence thanks to Mandy Pallais and Jenna Anders. cc:
Sorry to hear this news...at JPE-Micro if the Editor takes longer than 45 days to make a decision they are fined $500. Yes, $500. I just paid the first fine, but over 100 submissions in total so far and only one fine paid! I like this clawback system and so do the authors!
“Submit to [general-science journal],” they said. “They’re way faster than econ journals,” they said. Reader, the spring semester started after I submitted in mid-January and it ended on Monday—and I *still* haven’t gotten a decision on my paper.
Marc F. Bellemare 🇺🇦 @marcfbellemare
Does anyone email students that did well in principles to encourage them to keep taking econ classes? If so, what do you write in your email? I feel like my draft email sounds so awkward.