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Dr. Peter Q. Blair
To celebrate Black History month, I will have a daily tweet on Econ papers that have inspired me.
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 1 Feb 18
First up "A Tale of Two Islands: Institutions vs Policies" by of and Conrad Miller of
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 1 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
In this paper the authors argue amd show that holding post colonial institutions constant that policies adopted by govts in developping countries matter -- crucially in the way we expect. Fiscal restraint is good.
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 1 Feb 18
Replying to @RogueEconomista
I agree 100%. Context matters. We can think of social context as providing a set of constraints. To extent that these constraints vary optimal behavior will covary.
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 1 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
Very excited about Day #2 to share another of my favorite econ papers to celebrate
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 2 Feb 18
Day #2: Continuing with Econ papers that inspire me for is "Orchestrating Impartiality" … by Ceci Rouse and . A pioneering study using a natural experiment to test for gender discrimination.
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 2 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
Day 2/28: What makes this paper special is that the authors find a real world-setting where only productivity matters and it matters independently of gender. Both the internal and external validity make this setting an imaginative approach to a tough question of studying discrim
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 3 Feb 18
Day 3/28: Celebrating through Econ papers: today we highlight "The Mortality Consequences of Distinctively Black Names" by and John Parman
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 3 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
Most of what we know abt distinctively black names is from the post Civilrights era. This paper looks as DBNs from early 1900s and finds that then they were associated with positive health outcomes for blacks, which stands in contrast to what we know about DBNs post-civil rights.
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 3 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
It raises the impt ?: what happened so that the signalling value of DBNs switched from +ve to -ve as African Americans transition from having less protection under the law to having more protection under the law? This is just one of the excellent papers by these authors on ec his
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 4 Feb 18
4/28: Paper of the Day: "Using Kinked Budget Sets to Estimate Extensive Margin Responses: Method and Evidence from the Social Security Earnings Test" by , and Alex Gelber
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 4 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
This paper is impt b/c it shows that a kink in the extensive margin response  occurs if and only if there are some frictions to adjusting on the intensive margin. This is a powerful economic insight because it links these two margins in a unified way. superpaper
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 5 Feb 18
5/28: To Celebrate I highlight "A Tour de Force in Understanding Intergroup Inequality: An Introduction to Stratification Economics" by and
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 5 Feb 18
This article and volume in The Review of Black Political Economy is important becase it is a rethinking of how we look at inequality and race in particular by two incredible intellects and . I will be teaching this in my grad labor/race course!
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 6 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
6/28: Paper of the day by Jhacova Williams of LSU "Historical Lynchings and Contemporary Voting Behaviors of African-Americans is one of the most excting papers by a young economist."
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 6 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
An active area of research in political economy is why do citizens vote given that most ppls vote wont be pivotal? Jhacova's work shows why many people many not vote -- in the past it cost some people their lives to vote -- many blacks were lynched for voting.
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 7 Feb 18
Replying to @HarrisPolicy @IPRatNU
7/28: This paper is by Kerwin Charles of and Jon Guryan of is a classic! It is a Michaelangelo of Econ papers: "Prejudice and Wages: An Empirical Assessment of Becker’s The Economics of Discrimination"
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 7 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
What makes this paper so special is the authors develop a clever metric for racial prejudice. Validate this metric through subsample analysis. Use it to test that race wage diffs are set by the marginal discriminator. Then test for stat discrim vs taste-based -- all in 1 paper!
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 7 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
"Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 8 Feb 18
8/28: Celebrate by reading this masterpiece of an Economics paper by & Stephen Coate "Will Afirmative Action Policies Eliminate Negative Stereotypes"
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 9 Feb 18
9/28: paper of the day: "Exploiting States Mistakes to Indentify the Impact ogHigher Ed in Growth" by Caroline Hoxby, Philippe Aghion and Jerome Vandenbussche
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 9 Feb 18
Replying to @pqblair
What makes this paper special is that it tackles an important question what role does both the stock and composition of human capital play in economic growth of countries. It provides a compelling model and a empirical design. I will teach this paper in my grad education course.
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 9 Feb 18
Check out and featured in Fourtune for their work on DBNs
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 10 Feb 18
10/28: Our paper of the day is The Effects of School Spending on Economic Outcomes by Rucker Johnson and . Compelling evidence that school more funding improves student outcomes. A paper I teach.
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 11 Feb 18
11/28: paper of the day "Why Did the Democrats Lose the South? Bringing New Data to an Old Debate" by Ebonya Washington and .
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 12 Feb 18
12/28: paper of the day: "The impact of the California Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) on university and professional school admissions and the implications for the California Economy" by And Cecilia Conrad of
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 13 Feb 18
13/28: paper of the day celebrating "Valuing Diversity" by Roland Fryer and . Models of discrimination are some of the most sophisticated in economics this paper is at the zenith in this respect.
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 13 Feb 18
Replying to @GlennLoury
Abstract for "Valuing Diversity" by Roland Fryer amd
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 14 Feb 18
14/28: paper of the day: "Can marriage reduce risky health behavior for African-Americans?" by of and Mir Ali of
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 14 Feb 18
14/28: paper of the day: "Can marriage reduce risky health behavior for African-Americans?" by of and Mir Ali of
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Dr. Peter Q. Blair 15 Feb 18
15/28: paper of the day: Recruiting and supporting low-income, high-achieving students at flagship universities by Mike Lovenheim @scottimberman .
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