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So we need to randomly assign faculty to administration to figure out causality?
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Putting this on the reading pile.
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Looks like a good list, although EE always seems a little too-highly ranked to me.
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While I'm not sure I've heard that specifically, I certainly have heard similar pronouncements from ecologists who heard something incorrect about economics (or a caricature of economics) and then pass it along uncritically.
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Jesus, that's awful.
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If citations are a flow resulting from a stock of research output, your career might have peaked earlier (depending on the parameters). Mine peaked before yours.
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"I was disappointed that he canceled classes." That's incredible.
Toggle Commented May 6, 2014 on They like me? at Environmental Economics
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An entire course of lectures on Human Capital is youtube, they are great: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9334868E7A821E2A
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So, how did it go?
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He thinks in exclamation points! My mind is blown!
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I love this, it's like the eggs are already hard-boiled and can't break! Or maybe Mark doesn't know the difference between golf balls and sea turtle eggs!
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on "Sea turtle eggs!" at Environmental Economics
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I prefer "Potpourri," following the convention in Jeopardy. Also, "pseudo-dynamic?"
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The DeGruyter website is an absolute mess (still--although they finally fixed NCEE's subscription), but they say that they are no longer promising to meet the BE Press turnaround time, so I assume not. I can't get over their switcheroo either.
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http://obs.rc.fas.harvard.edu/chetty/referee_experiment.pdf (His website is really nice.) We were talking about this paper at work, I wonder if the shaming would have worked better at a journal not owned by a publisher that is the subject of a referee boycott. Would praise have worked better? The BE Press system seemed to me to work well--submission fees were waived if you promised two quick reviews (I forget the time frame).
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How is lost time for government employees counted? Also, I found it odd that EPA blocked the ESPN bracket site but not the CBS site.
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It seems (theoretically) like externalities from public utilities would be fairly easy to internalize, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I suspect that I don't know enough about the incentives governing the people who run the utilities. For example, our local electric utility was skimping on tree-trimming and similar maintenance, which led to widespread outages in storms; but they kept their dividend intact.
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You have a workplan? You're ahead of the game for me. I've got a few ideas kicking around (one tradeoff about working for the government is that you learn a lot of interesting things that you don't have time to study) and have been known to give them to grad students.
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Right! Shouldn't it be exempt from the blanket ban of Funny or Die?
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on Between Two Ferns at Environmental Economics
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Blocked from work :(
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on Between Two Ferns at Environmental Economics
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If it makes you feel any better, we are getting are first COLA in years. (That probably doesn't make you feel any better.)
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Ha, all of my in-laws are from Ballmer. This pretty much nails it.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2014 on How 'bout dem O's at Environmental Economics
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Denver in January, are you mad? I actually picked "convenient air service" for 6 because I want to actually get to the meeting if the weather is bad.
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Congratulations!
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2014 on Sports Dad Update at Environmental Economics
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Those letters are (to my understanding) generated by using boilerplate paragraphs that are chosen based on what is received. Your letter probably did not have anything the unpaid/very lowly-paid intern could base the reply on, so you got stuff vaguely related to parks and the economy (because "economic" showed up). Will
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