Monday, January 5, 2009

Economists in the Economist

Summary of the Economists list of rising stars in the field (sorry, my name won't be found):

Jesse Shapiro: Some information is bad.
Roland Fryer: Cultural roots of black underachievment.
Esther Duflo: Test projects (with treatments and controls) for empirical studies of development.
Amy Finkelstein: Annuities and private information of life expectancy.
Raj Chetty: Longer unemployment benefits are optimal because people find better job matches.
Ivan Werning: Progressive subsidies for inheritances ("death subsidy," higher for small bequests).
Xavier Gabaix: Explaining "Rank-Size" and "Power Rules."
Marc Melitz
: New-new trade theory on international business networks.

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