Monday, April 19, 2010

Assorted Links

1. The Stata Journal: A statistician’s perspective on “Mostly Harmless Econometrics"

2. Seamus Coffey on how to use a Bloomberg app that visualises information about financial securities

3. Seamus Coffey uses the TV show Goldenballs as a natural experiment of the Prisoner’s Dilemma

4. “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be... Lawyers” - this paper was mentioned in the NYT; the research tries to measure the return on investment in a law school education, using three prototypical students (the “Also Ran,” the “Solid Performer” and the “Hot Prospect”)

5. PayScale: a website that collects data on salaries for different professions. The numbers are from 1.2 million users of PayScale’s site who self-reported their salaries and educational credentials in a PayScale survey over the last year. There's a mention in the NYT here: "Economics majors have the fifth highest mid-career median salary, the 17th-highest starting salary, and the highest salary at the 90th percentile, mid-career mark."

6. Stephen Nickell and Luca Nunziata: Unemployment in the OECD since the 1960s. What do we know?

7. Liam flagged Chicago economist Steven J Davis on the Irish Economy blog before; on policies to foster job creation in the US

8. Automatic disenrolment: from marriage

2 comments:

Mark McG said...

4: To say nothing about the costs to society of training more lawyers!

Seamus Coffey said...

Re 5.

PayScale collects data on salaries for different professions, and here is a site that gives salaries for different professors!

[OK, it's limited to professors from some public universities in the US, but worth a nose nonetheless.]