A few articles that have caught my fancy over recent weeks.
- Will 65% of school kids end up in a job that hasn't been invented yet?
- What Wikileaks and News of the World have in common
- Google's self drive cars (NYT, Atlantic)
- Do 'No Excuses' schools perform better?
- Do school uniforms help grades and teacher retention?
- Do higher stipends encourage EU parliamentarians to attend?
- The IPA attacks Tony Abbott's protectionist tendencies (and Saul Eslake's 'I'm not a protectionist, but...')
- Understanding the suicide statistics
- Would People Behave Differently If They Better Understood Social Security? (combines randomisation and behavioural public finance - what could be better?)
- When Dutch people win lotto, their neighbours buy a better car
- New reviews on randomised experiments generally , with firms, and even in internet dating
- Why we need a National Disability Insurance Scheme
- A special issue of the Australian Economic Review looks at funding of public and private schools, and minerals resource rent taxation
- What economists know about corruption in developing countries
- Cash on delivery aid (2010, but I only just stumbled across it) and product development partnerships for development
- Are political orientations genetically transmitted? (2005, but - embarrassingly - new to me) (HT: Tony Shields)
- Do economic beliefs explain rising imprisonment?
- The cost of increased security since 2001
- Are beautiful people happier?
- How does discrimination vary over the economic cycle?
- The impact of foreclosure on mental health
- How much does foreign aid spending reduce insurgent attacks?
- The era when CEO pay fell
- PerCapita thinks the cost of living may not be rising so fast after all
- What happens to students' grades when stricter antidepressant warnings are put on medication?
- A thoughtful Parliamentary Library analysis finds little relationship between IR regulation and productivity
- Does the RBA care more about inflation or growth?
- Tom Nelson and Tristan Cooke from Humans in Design redesign Westpac's mortgage statement (part II)
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