Best of #econtwitter - Week of October 22, 2023: interesting tweets
Welcome readers old and new to this week’s edition of Best of Econtwitter. Please submit suggestions — very much including your own work! — over email or on Twitter @just_economics.
^the problem is social media has a dual use: (1) scientific communication + (2) social media to share announcements with your friends. So it’s tough. The newsletter certainly appreciates more paper threads and less “happy to have found a good home” posts, though :)
From the archives:
^I think these kinds of ‘gotchas’ on crime statistics are common and badly confused. What is relevant for decisionmaking is some kind of conditional crime rate, or the “unprovoked” crime rate, or something like this. An analogy is like: yes men are victims of violent crime more often than women, but women plausibly face more unprovoked violent crime, and that matters. Adjacent:
^any opinions on the data accuracy here because: what
Middle East charts
^link to paper (2016) here