Best of #econtwitter - Week of October 24, 2021
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.
Paper summary threads
^more from BREAD: adaptation to temperature/drought changes in Brazil
The Review of Economic Studies @RevEconStudGeography and Agricultural Productivity: Cross-Country Evidence from Micro Plot-Level Data https://t.co/otTQgOxbro Tasso Adamopoulos, York University and Diego Restuccia, University of Toronto and NBER #economics https://t.co/2QCB1kzYvS
More: publication bias in prejudice reduction experiments; UST valuations; why cement is expensive in Africa; low interest rates and market structure; comparing different estimates of top incomes; time-varying prices and electricity consumption; social capital and monetary policy shocks; classifying network mechanisms; MeToo triple diff; agriculture misallocation and land reform; reallocation and partner violence
Asjad Naqvi @AsjadNaqviDear all, a reminder that if you have Stata questions, especially regarding stuff covered in the Stata Guide, then post them on the Discord server where several people can respond: https://t.co/aU8558nnRb I get questions in the mail regularly and its hard to keep track!
Khoa Vu @KhoaVuUmnHi Martin @MartinRavallion , I believe your tweet came with good intention like any advice from a good adviser. You have a large influence on my work and passion for dev econ, so I'm writing this response with all of the respect I have.
Dr Ellie Murray, ScD @EpiEllieEcontwitter friends, here’s something I respect about your field & would like to learn to emulate: At least from my outsider perspective, new methodological advances (or at least awareness of problems in old methods) seem to propagate through econ so fast! How do you do it?!
Garance Genicot @GGenicotWanted to share a great set of guidelines to referees adopted by Econometrica and QE: https://t.co/F0N813nTIV
Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair 🦥 @senatorshoshanaNEW: @PrestonCooper93 @FREOPP's paper is FINALLY out!!! 1) Some degrees are worth millions, others have no net financial value https://t.co/5pVpN6OXXT 2) We Calculated Return On Investment For 30,000 Bachelor’s Degrees https://t.co/QeVWa3H0rm
^ICYMI: special edition of the newsletter on the Nobel last week