Evolving Economics is a blog by Jason Collins of his thoughts on economics, evolution and those areas in between.
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Links this week (or more like two weeks): The problem with satisfied patients. Happiness inequality. Explaining the growth mindset. Gender-blind economists. Logical versus ecological rationality. Slaughter scientific peer review. HT: Christopher Snowdon. Poor children have smaller brains. And if you missed them, my posts from the last two weeks: Unemployment and self control. Uncertainty and […]
A new paper in Psychological Science by Michael Daly and friends: Childhood Self-Control and Unemployment Throughout the Life Span: Evidence From Two British Cohort Studies The capacity for self-control may underlie successful labor-force entry and job retention, particularly in times of economic uncertainty. Analyzing unemployment data from two nationally representative British cohorts (N = 16,780), we […]
From Cameron Murray on the trolley problem: In Scenario A a trolley is barreling down the tacks toward five people who will be killed unless the trolley is stopped. Luckily, there is a fork in the tracks, and by simply pulling a lever, the trolley can be diverted onto a second set of tracks. Unfortunately there […]
Links this week: Behavioral Public Choice: The Behavioral Paradox of Government Policy. HT: Ryan Murphy Happiness and growth. The genetic component of sex offending. “[I]is growth mindset the one concept in psychology which throws up gigantic effect sizes and always works? Or did Carol Dweck really, honest-to-goodness, make a pact with the Devil in which she offered […]
The Behavioural Economics Replication Project: This project will provide evidence of how accurately peer prediction markets can forecast replication of scientific experiments in economics. In order to incentivize prediction market activity, and collect evidence on actual replication, eighteen (18) prominently published studies in experimental economics were chosen for trading in prediction markets, followed by replication. […]
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