Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Links 24-02-10

1. The Flaming Lips get a honourable place in the behavioral economics songs hall of fame for "yeah yeah yeah song" which reminds us that it is "a very dangerous thing to do exactly what you want because you cannot know yourself..."

2. TCD's Professor Phillip Lane wins an award for best paper in the Journal of International Economics in the last two years.

3. I have posted on some IZA papers, particularly relevant to people here. In general, there are a number of February papers that people should look at. I have a real sense that there is a missing link somewhere in how IZA/NBER papers are discussed on the web and in departments. Almost seems like there should be a TV programme devoted to debating them. VOX is coming close to such an ideal.

4. A reminder for anyone who is working in microeconometrics of households. The Dutch LISS data is amazing.

5. Gerard O'Neill on the prospects for Irish graduates. We need more people like Gerard.

6. Geary's Orla Doyle has a guest post on the Preparing for Life Intervention on Ferdinand's blog.

1 comment:

Martin Ryan said...

My favourite Lips song is still "Race for the Prize" from 1999's Soft Bulletin.

"Two scientists were racing
For the good of all mankind
Both of them side by side
So determined
Locked in heated battle
For the cure that is their prize
But it's so dangerous
But they're determined..."