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Marginal Revolution

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Tyler Cowen  Alex Tabarrok

Marginal Revolution is a blog focused on economics run by economists Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, both of wh [Read More]

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The O-Ring Model of Development
Michael Kremer's Nobel prize (with Duflo and Banerjee) reminded me of his important paper The O-Ring Theory of Development. I also rewatched my video on this paper from Tyler's and my online class, Development Economics. This was from our powerpoint ...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Claims about religious women
By contrast, liberal women — defined in my research as those in traditions like Episcopalianism and (most) Lutheranism that officially affirmed female leadership — fought for denominational policies that gave them standing in the pulpit. And yet ther...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Tyler Cowen on meritocracy
As economist (yes, Harvard-educated ) Tyler Cowen?has quipped: "The best critiques of the meritocracy have come from those with extreme merit."??I'll come back to this puzzle later, for it's one that Markovits's book, like others in the genre, doesn'...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Tuesday assorted links
1. A claim that life on Mars already has been found. 2. Belt and Road initiative is slowing down. 3. The new cultural debate that is France.  France is pretty conservative. 4. Have individuals become more inattentive to prices over time?  Data from T...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, October 15, 2019


When can companies force change by standing up to foreign governments
From Jason Miklian, John E. Katsos, and Benedicte Bull: It's easy to condemn firms for meek apologies — and to criticize the NBA and others as willing tools of the Chinese regime, "submitting to authoritarianism" to make a buck. However, our research...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Dav Pilkey on ADHD
Q: And you had to sit in the hall in elementary school? A: So little was known about those conditions back in those days, and I think it was just seen as I was distracting everyone in the class with my silliness. I couldn't stay in my chair and keep ...
Marginal Revolution
Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Michael Kremer, Nobel laureate
To Alex's excellent treatment I will add a short discussion of Kremer's work on deworming (with co-authors, most of all Edward Miguel), here is one summary treatment: Intestinal helminths—including hookworm, roundworm, whipworm, and schistosomiasis—i...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, October 14, 2019


Esther Duflo reminiscenses
I first contacted Esther (and Abhijit) in 2006, when I wanted to write a New York Times column on their RCT work in India, specifically Hyderabad.  They were both extremely welcoming of my inquiries and did everything possible to give me a chance to ...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, October 14, 2019


Abhijit Banerjee reminiscenses
Abhijit and I were in the same first year class at Harvard, and I have two especially strong memories of him from that time. First, he was always willing to help out those who were not as advanced in the class work as he was.  Furthermore, that was l...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, October 14, 2019


The Nobel Prize in Economic Science Goes to Banerjee, Duflo, and Kremer
The Nobel Prize goes to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer (links to home pages) for field experiments in development economics. Esther Duflo was a John Bates Clark Medal winner, a MacArthur "genius" award winner, and is now the second...
Marginal Revolution
Monday, October 14, 2019



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