Best of #econtwitter - Week of October 16, 2022 [2/4]
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This is an important paper, and I'm only lately getting to it. It should change how we think about the markup literature, and a host of firm dynamics trends. nber.org/system/files/w… Little thread.
“Why Do Borrowers Default on Mortgages?” w/ Three theories for why: 1) negative equity alone 6% 2) negative life events alone 70% 3) both (“double trigger”) 24% voices.uchicago.edu/noel/files/202… 🧵
Recently accepted by #QJE, “Why Do Borrowers Default on Mortgages?” by Ganong (@p_ganong) and Noel (@pascaljnoel): https://t.co/84pEImGdIN
A 🧵 on new working paper 👇. Starting point: in low income countries, most firms are small and they produce within city centers, often clustered near the busiest road. We collect new data to understand this location choice and study implications for exposure to pollution 1/
Ugandan firms locate on the busiest roads for customer visibility, exposing their workers to pollution. This sorting increases profits, but with severe health costs, from @bassi_vittorio, @mattkahn1966, Nancy Lozano Gracia, @PorzioTommaso, and Jeanne Sorin https://t.co/aqRotcoc8E https://t.co/Aq1jo8FIye
Publication Alert! 🥳 I am happy to report that our paper "Firm Productivity, Wages, and Sorting" with Ben Lochner is forthcoming in the Journal of Labor Economics! A🧵about our findings (my first). Let’s go. 1/n journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.108…
Sovereign debt markets are huge. Treasuries issue bonds at several maturities. Why? Which is the optimal way to do it? We are talking about a lot of money for the taxpayers. A short 🧵 based on a paper with and 1/n (n=10)
This is Rose Avenue near San Francisco. A quiet residential neighborhood, it looks like life on either side of the street should be pretty similar. But it turns out that opportunities and access to public goods are dramatically different. What's going on?
🚨NEW WP ALERT🚨 Damien Babet, , and I study the recent dynamics of wage inequality in France. A thread👇
New BLS paper confirms the takeaways of my work with and : rent inflation for new tenants leads official residential inflation by about a year. 1/N
Excited to share a new paper “Some for the Price of One: Vote Buying on a Network” with fellow grad student Perry Carter. In it, we ask: how does social structure affect vote buying electoral strategies? Link: tinyurl.com/6bbfut86
Oh this is interesting. A coordinated multi-site trial of a voter information campaign — in 6 countries! Does information about politician corruption / competence affect voting behavior? Nah.