· A New paper has innovative way of getting data on H1B migrants – they obtained administrative data through a Freedom of Information Act request – and use this for most comprehensive look yet at how high-skilled migrants coming through H1B compare to natives.
· The impact of soccer frustration and euphoria on violent crime in Argentina courtesy of the IADB’s effectiveness blog.
A veritable bounty of interesting links this week:
· A summary of take-up results of a vocational training program for youth in Kenya by Miguel, Kremer and co-authors in the World Bank’s HD note.
Blog your job market paper? We would love to have readers who are on the job market (as well as those who aren’t but have exciting work to share) do a guest post on their work. If your paper is about impact evaluation, or has a strong measurement component, or otherwise fits with the themes of the blog, we’d love to consider it for a guest post. We propose the following process:
- Washington Post reports (citing a new study in the NEJM) that a program in the 1990s that offered women in public housing a chance to live in better neighborhoods has caused lower rates of diabetes and extreme obesity.
· Results of a randomized trial in Oklahoma which gave 529 College Savings accounts to babies at birth, and looks at savings outcomes 18 months later.
· Could empirical game theory be revolutionized by Facebook? Microsoft researchers are using Facebook to study strategic behavior in games with 1000+ participants (Forbes).