Friday, December 10, 2010

Weekend Links

(i) NBER working paper from Dora Costa on scarring versus selection among Civil War POWs.

(ii) Shick and Steckel - Height as a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive ability. Effectively suggests suggest taller people are richer and richer largely because they are brighter.

(iii) Poor fitness contagion from randomly assigned friends. NBER Working Paper.

(iv) IZA Working Paper - Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and Growth by Daniel W. Sacks, Betsey Stevenson, Justin Wolfers

(v) Guardian article from last month on the role the Behavioural Insights Team in the Cabinet Office will have in promoting health behaviour

(vi) A more recent Guardian article argues that Cameron is hijacking and corrupting a great set of ideas

(vii) Truth on the Market Symposium on Behavioural Economics, Law and Regulation. This is great. Essential reading if you are interested in the legal and regulatory aspects of behavioural economics.

(viii) "Spend More Today: Using Behavioural Economics to Improve Retirement Decisions" - Paper Linked Here - From Blake and Boardman at Cass Business School.

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