Best of #econtwitter - Week of May 8, 2022 [3/3]
Welcome readers old and new to this week’s edition of Best of Econtwitter. Thanks to those sharing suggestions, over email or on Twitter @just_economics.
This is part three of three.
Paper summary threads
Ethan Mollick @emollickThis data by @a_m_mastroianni is actually kind of worrying. Every field of popular art from 🎶 to 🕹 to 🎥 to 📚 has, quite quickly, become dominated by just a few repeated francises with few originals. The article speculates as to why, but it is unclear. https://t.co/ab42gpFKUT https://t.co/82yGyW2z0V
Sam Atis @sam_atis@annastansbury I think there is quite some debate about whether this is actually true, I wrote about it here: https://t.co/A3ziCWldvN
Giovanni Bonfanti @GBonfantiEconCan econ actually explain *any* macro fact across the 🌍? With predicting the distant past, we're not that bad: structural change (from agriculture to services) is mostly due to societies getting richer (wonkish: income effect) 1/13 https://t.co/D4fZDFofi1
^“write a twitter thread” as homework, modernity continues to amaze. Next, folks can assign this newsletter as required reading on the syllabus :)
Rem Koning @orgRemBiz school faculty, looking for some Friday feedback. *Would you join* a new university that was designed to be WFH similar to Airbnb's new policy? Faculty on-campus teaching 1-2 months, otherwise quarterly in-person meetups. Students on campus.