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I am sitting on my first search committee, and some advice begs to be offered. This goes beyond my previous more general job market advice. Make sure your letter-writers send their letters. If you want your application to be deeply … Continue reading ?
Seaweed farming may seem obscure, but this could become one of the most potent new ideas in behavioral economics: Existing learning models attribute failures to learn to a lack of data. We model a different barrier. Given the large number … Continue reading ?
Suggestions from readers? We have yet to go, but may spend a week after Christmas without toddler in tow. As quiet and non-resort as possible.
That is the title of a new paper of mine with Alex Hartmen and Rob Blair.The subtitle is “Results from a field experiment in property dispute and conflict resolution”. Here is an abstract: How to promote local order and property … Continue reading ?
“The percentage of gold out here on the street is greater than the amount of gold you would find in a mine... It comes close to a mother lode because in the street, you’re picking up gold … Continue reading ?
It is broccoli. Source.
Cory Doctorow’s new novel. His Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is one of my favorite sci-fi novels of all time. The new one, however, is kind of agonizing and so I have stopped reading it. Too cheeky and … Continue reading ?
A new book by religious historian Matthew Bowman. With a striking number of the credible Republican presidential candidates coming out the Mormon faith, I wanted to learn more. I thought it was an excellent book and a reasonably quick read … Continue reading ?
An experimental study from (gasp) MIT students. Their conclusion: The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government between 1.2 Ghz and 1.4 Ghz. According to the FCC, These bands are supposedly reserved for ”radio … Continue reading ?
In 1955, the great science fiction writer sent a colleague a letter full of story ideas. The first: a society where there are no criminal offences, just civil offences, i.e., there is a price on everything, you can look it … Continue reading ?
Joe Nocera mauls the US News and World Report Rankings (mostly deservedly) and proposes a different kind of college ranking. The Monthly’s rankings attempt to gauge more useful measures: social mobility, for instance, or “bang for the buck.” Its top-ranked national … Continue reading ?
I’ve been reading about institutional change and cooperation writ large in order to start to better understand institutional change at the micro-level. This has got me going back and reading older articles on institutions and change. Most of the political economy and … Continue reading ?
That and other wonderful question raised by Life Questions.
From Jay Ulfelder: The GIF below—click on it to make it play—animates a series of 211 heat maps summarizing annual data on national political regimes around the world from 1800 to 2010. The space in the heat maps represents two … Continue reading ?
That’s the title of a new review paper by McKenzie and Woodruff. The cynical take would be “not much”, but they offer a slightly more nuanced answer. …there is substantial heterogeneity in the length, content, and types of firms participating … Continue reading ?
Our tale begins with a Reddit user’s surreptitious photo of a Sikh woman with the caption “i’m not sure what to conclude from this.” Unexpectedly, the women sees this and responds. Hey, guys. This is Balpreet Kaur, the girl from … Continue reading ?
Source. As one commenter said, “I like how they put the porn between romance and documentaries.” I assume they ignore Bollywood and Nollywood. To their peril?
Our results indicate that the likelihood of receiving a callback for an interview significantly decreases with the length of a worker’s unemployment spell, with the majority of this decline occurring during the first eight months. A new paper by my … Continue reading ?
Because of their more limited inequality and more comprehensive social welfare systems, many perceive average welfare to be higher in Scandinavian societies than in the United States. Why then does the United States not adopt Scandinavian-style institutions? …we develop a … Continue reading ?