Best of #econtwitter - Week of October 23, 2022 [2/2]
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1/n Our nber.org/papers/w30553 estimates mortality effects of non-COVID care missed during early pandemic. People with appts scheduled in March-April 2020 cancelled more than those scheduled earlier. One year later, 4 extra deaths per 10,000.
3/N Intent to Treat – One year after appointment, the March April group has accumulated 4 extra deaths per 10,000. IV estimates indicate there was roughly 1 additional death for every 333 cancellations. Suggests: outpatient care visits missed were valuable.
4/N Placebo Check shows that March-April and Feb-March groups from 2019 have the same mortality rates.
🚨 I wrote a new NBER WP on the effects of early life exposure to industrial pollution on adult wages, educational attainment, health and poverty. Little is known about the long run harmful effects of pollution. 1/ nber.org/papers/w30559
This gives us, under conservative assumptions, an estimated annual loss to pandemics of $800 billion globally EVERY SINGLE YEAR going forward. Under plausible scenarios (eg adding HIV which Marani et al leave out) the *expected* losses rise to $2trillion EVERY YEAR. 4/n
Interesting WP by Kansikas Mani & on customizing $1000 UCTs in rural Kenya Authors set up an experiment to take into account preferences on "tranching & timing" of $$ with [I think] pretty intuitive results 👇🏾 /🧵 econweb.ucsd.edu/~pniehaus/pape…
In grad school, I worried sometimes about my advisors' preferences across different types of research — e.g., that someone would like my work better if it were about dynamic contracts rather than networks. Now I realize a reason that should have made me worry less: 1/
Cover letters: I recommend the opposite tactic, radical transparency. I put all critiques as well as the recommendation into the report itself. The letter to editor usually consists of two sentences. https://t.co/8Vnvn23qJj
Writing good referee reports is hard. But what about the cover letter to the editor? Its usually an afterthought but goods ones can be very helpful to the editor. Here is a template that could be useful and highlights the information the editor is hoping to get 👇
Jesse Tack @TackJesse
Many male economists are asking what they can do. While there are many systemic issues that must be addressed, at an individual level, my suggestion is to *notice* and *intervene*. A small story: (1/4)