Monthly Archives: January 2012

Paper Talk: Your Central Bank Has Feelings

Sometimes I like to enter random words into the NBER working paper database search box, and see what it turns up. Today I searched for “happiness”, and found this random paper that basically talked about macroeconomic conditions and national overall levels of happiness. Happiness, Contentment, and Other Emotions for Central Banks At first I thought […]

Prison Update!

Just thought I’d throw this on here – Ayda sent me the pictures she took when I went on my data run to the New Hampshire State Prison for Men! I basically dug around and scanned a couple thousand pages of records – they were nice and chill about it. It was hilarious because there […]

Paper Talk: The Woes of the Class(es) Before Us

I’m thinking about topics for my macro paper, and I came across an interesting paper on the economic conditions that students face when they graduate, and how it affects their career choices. The Long-Term Labor Market Consequences of Graduating from College in a Bad Economy Well, that’s us! The ’10s, the ’11s, the ’12s, and […]

Paper Talk: A Cool Experiment

This post is going to talk about my dream paper. One of the coolest papers I’ve read – a nifty idea that everyone’s curious about, an awesome research design, and some fascinating answers. Are Emily and Greg More Employable Than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination The basic idea – if […]