Best of #econtwitter - Week of October 9, 2022 [1/3]
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We are super excited to put this out into the world with and . It’s the result of a long effort to think about the origins of the urban-biased growth that has been reshaping our politics and society for the last 40 years. A little thread 🧵
IT adoption at large business services firms can account for most of the urban-biased growth of the US economy since 1980, from @fpeckert, @sharatganapati, and Conor Walsh https://t.co/oyVW5E4ByI https://t.co/kBNsAcUwS6
3/ Turns out, the Business Services sector alone account for all urban-biased growth. Business Services: Information, Finance, Management and Professional Services, Admin Services, and Real Estate. Outside these industries wage growth was very balanced across space.
Delighted to announce that our paper with the incredible on how foreign capital reduces misallocation in India is officially forthcoming at ECMA 🥳🥳. A quick 🧵
I am so happy that our paper on Career Spillovers inside firms is out on ! It has been quite a journey since we started in 2015! Hopefully, this is just a first step of a broader agenda that we are working on. Summary of the paper below.
``Administrative data from Italy show that lengthening the careers of older workers blocks promotions and limits wage growth of younger coworkers, but only in nongrowing firms.'' From @BianchiEcon, Bovini, Li, @MatteoParadisi and @convexify: https://t.co/V6HKEbDmht https://t.co/ez24Xpz9Og
The Review of Economic Studies @RevEconStudies
Are you interested in running your own surveys to answer important questions? I often get asked to share best practices & advice. So I decided to write a comprehensive "how to" guide covering the complete survey process from beginning to end: scholar.harvard.edu/files/stantche…
Really wild paper from DeepMind: deepmind.com/blog/discoveri… ; consider multiplying two 3x3 matrices. Using inner products like you surely learned, you need to multiply 27 numbers (plus some addition, but * is much harder computationally than +, so ignore that). But 27 isn't best!
New NBER working paper with and on Covid mortality: “Excess death rates for Republicans and Democrats during the COVID-19 pandemic” nber.org/papers/w30512 Ungated on arxiv here: arxiv.org/abs/2209.10751 Thread 🧵1/
Thread. We build on our work on gender diffs in selection of Econometric Society Fellows. People asked us: is econ special? Eg, compare to a social sci w/ more females, psych, and to a science w/ underepresentstion of females like econ, math. How to compare apple to apple? (1/6)
Currently, women are 3 to 15 times more likely to be selected as members of the AAAS and NAS than men with similar publication and citation records, from David Card, @sdellavi, Patricia Funk, and Nagore Iriberri https://t.co/LsIgnursha https://t.co/007Af6IKD8
I started this collection a while ago, but I haven't updated it in a while. "Movies for teaching development," sorted by topic docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
Terrific column on grade inflation & grade compression: "Because most students receive consistently high scores, the cost of experimenting with hard classes or new subjects substantially rises." thecrimson.com/article/2022/1…