Monday, May 28, 2018

"The Usefulness of Experiments" on the IZA World of Labor

My contribution to the IZA World of Labor entitled "The Usefulness of Experiments" is now online.

The creators of the World of Labor love their standard article format very (very) much, and admit of no exceptions to it, so writing for this outlet has a bit of the flavor of writing "haiku". It also requires more effort than one might expect given the length.

I would be curious to know how much traffic they get overall and from their stated audience of policymakers and (even more so) the policy wonks who attend to them.

Other world of labor articles I have read and liked:

Michael Rosholm: "Do Case Workers Help the Unemployed?"

Dan Black: "Matching as a Regression Estimator"

Thursday, May 24, 2018

On the sad decline of American education

Come again? What did you say you wanted on your cake?

This is much worse than "Please RSVP", but in the same spirit.

Hat tip: an old friend