Best of #econtwitter - Week of November 27, 2022 [2/2]
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How does providing daycare affect children, their parents, and their grandparents over the course of the next seven years? At-scale evidence from Rio de Janeiro New paper nber.org/papers/w30653 Summary blog cgdev.org/blog/how-provi… 🧵
5/8 We have 4 findings: 1. Teen vaping⬇️following an e-cig tax⬆️ 2. The extensive margin of teen drinking does not appear to vary w' e-cig taxes 3. Problematic teen alcohol use⬇️following e-cig tax⬆️ 4. Fatal teen traffic accidents involving alcohol ⬇️following e-cig tax ⬆️
Excited to release a new version of a paper with Shogo Sakabe (he’s not on Twitter, but is on the job market!) shogosakabe.github.io “Coming in at a Trickle: The Optimal Frequency of Public Benefit Payments” papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf… 🧵 [1/10]👇🏻
[3/10] Governments face a simple tradeoff: offering more frequent payments comes at a cost of increased administrative costs (e.g. processing applications). At the same time, frequent payments can be welfare-improving for consumers who live “paycheck to paycheck.”
Since we just submitted today, I thought it was time for a thread on a brand new draft of our (with ) paper "Poverty at Higher Frequency". TLDR: we incorporate time aggregation into poverty measures and connect it to consumption smoothing!
Do you think meeting with people over lunch improves your negotiation with them? Well, sorry to disappoint you, but you might be wrong. At least we haven't seen any positive effect of lunch in our experiments. Check out our new paper just out: authors.elsevier.com/c/1g7CX7tbfGt2…
remnants! If you've ever wondered if investments in hospitals pay off in short and long-run, or about the role modern medicine played in the dramatic health improvements seen in the last 100 years, then read on! TL;DR: Hospital modernization improved health. A lot!
Germany's NetzDG, a law incentivizing social media platforms to delete illegal content, has been called a "key test for combatting online hate" In a new paper with and Carlo Schwarz, we show it likely reduced online hate and its violent offline consequences 🧵
Germany’s #NetzDG, a law that levies hefty fines if #SocialMedia companies do not promptly remove hateful content, reduced hatefulness of discourse & anti-minority hate crimes. @KarstenMueIIer @NUSBizSchool, C Schwarz @Unibocconi, @PriceTheorist @ssrc_org https://t.co/kiVVJFhCIx https://t.co/OC2Whkndn7
I was asked a great question by my students the other day: What makes a paper a top 5? Answer below: serious or joke answers are acceptable
1) For the first time in the agency's history, the USPTO used a randomized experiment to improve its processes.
Game of Thrones, Lord of the Ring, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Zelda, Avatar… Fictions set in large and rich imaginary worlds are more and more popular around the world. Why do humans tend to enjoy fictional environments that differ from the real world? A long thread ⬇️ (1/74)
*110% of them will never realize they're wrong
Wildly controversial things I never thought I'd say out loud: Most applied researchers should just estimate the linear probability model because the chances they'll interpret anything else correctly are next to zero and 90% of them will never realize they're wrong.
A. Jordan Nafa @adamjnafa