Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Some Links

1. It's not your peers, and it's not your friends: Some progress toward understanding the educational peer effect mechanism

2. Econometric Methods for Causal Evaluation of Education Policies and Practices:
A Non-Technical Guide

3. Denis the Dentist: people disproportionately choose careers whose labels resemble their names


5. Penelope Trunk: Brazen Careerist

6. Randomness, Luck, and other Situational Sources of Success and Failure

7. Why jobs obtained through networks may lower your earnings

8. Vive la Révolution!: Long term returns of 1968 to the angry students

9. Simultaneous behaviour: during the Winter Olympics in Edmonton (Canada) (HT: Eoin Rouine)


Peter Carney said...

"Why Susie Sells Seashells by the Seashore: Implicit Egotism and Major Life Decisions"

Now that's a title!

Kevin Denny said...

According to this paper, you should be living in Peterborough (not recommended) or maybe Petersburg (hmmm). And obviously you should become a "carney" - a carnival worker.