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Weekly links September 4: why don’t Indian women work more, hot topics in finance, teffects in Stata, and more…

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  • Rohini Pande and Charity Moore on the puzzle of why India’s women are working less with development, not more – they call for gender quotas in the labor market.
  • From the Stata blog, how to do nearest neighbor matching and propensity score matching with the new Stata teffects commands – one nice option now is the ability to force an exact match on some binary variables
  • Nice 538 blog post on the many labs replication project in psychology work – “In total, 270 co-authors and 86 volunteers contributed to the effort” “to replicate 100 studies published in three high-profile psychology journals during 2008” “less than half of the replication studies reproduced the original results. While 97 percent of the original studies produced results with a “statistically significant” p-value of 0.05 or less, only 36 percent of the replication studies did the same. The mean effect sizes in the replicated results were less than half those of the original results, and 83 percent of the replicated effects were smaller than the original estimates”
  • Huffington Post piece on Scott Rozelle and the REAP team’s work in China.
  • Tim Taylor summarizes an interesting interview with Campbell Harvey on topics in finance. Several interesting points, including what key topics for research in finance are. I thought his discussion of academic research vs research within a company was of particular interest, including “When I was a doctoral student, academia had the best data. For years after that, the pioneering academic research in empirical finance relied on having this leading-edge data. That is no longer the case. The best data available today is unaffordable for any academic institution. It is incredibly expensive and that's a serious limitation in terms of what we can do in our research.”
  • For those of you on the job market: CSWEP’s navigating the job market 2.0


David McKenzie

Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

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