Assorted links for researchers in economics

Economists, unlike scientists, do a poor job of communicating via Twitter. Compared with scientists, economists tweet and engage less with others, and use more complex words and a distant tone (LSE Business Review).

Development Impact (World Bank Blog):
  1. IE Analytics: Introducing the Development Impact Evaluation Wiki.
  2. Evidence-based or interpretation-based?
VOX , CERP'S Policy Portal:
  • The professor-student network of Nobel laureates in economics. The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences remains the most prestigious award in the field. This column uses novel data to map the academic genealogy of laureates in economics. Results show that Nobelists are connected, falling into four disjoint graphs, with new winners often being closely related to previous winners. Among a pool of likely candidates for future prizes, more than half trained under a laureate.
  • Gender and collaboration in economic research. Economics has come under scrutiny for its gender inequality. This column presents evidence that female economists form different co-authorship networks which are related to lower research output. The impact of differences in risk-taking on decisions on co-authorship can explain the observed patterns, while discrimination and preferences for same gender collaboration cannot account for them.