· Call for Papers – 6th international conference on Migration and Development – to be held in Morocco May 18-19 – papers due end of January.
· Made any New Year’s resolutions? Ray Fisman at Slate discusses what behavioral economics has to teach us about how to make resolutions and how to keep them.
· The impact of regulations on French businesses – Casey Mulligan discusses work on why there are so many French businesses with 49 workers.
· The Nudgy State- Foreign Policy covers how governments are using behavioral economics. Of most interest to our readers may be the last page, discussing efforts in South Africa, and controversy over a “nudge” which puts anyone who gets tested for HIV into a draw for cash prizes.
· Tim Taylor discusses a new paper in the AER which shows the (positive) impact of classroom evaluation of K-12 teachers on student learning