AEJ News Archive



2013

The Wilson Quarterly writes about Núria Rodríguez-Planas' research on the longer-term impacts of mentoring, educational services, and learning incentives on US high school graduation and postsecondary education enrollment among low-performing high school students, which appears in the October 2012 issue of AEJ: Applied. Rodríguez-Planas' shows that these types of interventions had no significant overall effects on students' employment outcomes.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2013

2012

The Council on Foreign Relations Blog writes about Karen Macours, Norbert Schady, and Renos Vakis' research on the impact of cash transfers on early childhood cognitive development, which appears in the April 2012 issue of AEJ: Applied. Macours, Schady, and Vakis show that a program that transferred cash to women in Nicaragua improved child development during the program and two years later, after the program was ended and transfers were discontinued.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2012

AOL Daily Finance writes about Philip Oreopoulos, Till von Wachter, and Andrew Heisz's research on the career effects of graduating in a recession, published in the January 2012 issue of AEJ: Applied.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2012

2011

The Daily Mail Online writes about Philip Oreopoulos, Till von Wachter, and Andrew Heisz's findings that graduating in a recession leads to earnings losses that last for 10 years after graduation, published in the January 2012 issue of AEJ: Applied.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2011

Rema Hanna's findings that American environmental regulations have contributed to the flight of manufacturing overseas, published in the July 2010 issue of AEJ: Applied, are discussed in an article in The American on the impact of environmental regulation on jobs.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2011

The New York Times writes about David Deming's research on the long-term impact of Head Start in an article making the case for investment in early childhood education. Deming's research appeared in the July 2009 issue of Applied Economics.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2011

MIT News and FierceHealthcare have written about the paper "Returns to Local-Area Health Care Spending: Evidence from Health Shocks to Patients Far from Home," published in the July 2011 issue of AEJ Applied, in which Joseph Doyle's shows spending more on emergency room care saves lives.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2011

The Huffington Post and OSU News Research have written about the paper "Financial Constraints and Inflated Home Prices during the Real Estate Boom," which appears in the July 2011 issue of AEJ: Applied. In the paper, author Itzhak Ben-David shows how one ethically questionable and sometimes illegal tactic used to sell homes may have contributed to the housing crash.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2011

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal have written about the findings in Talia Bar and Asaf Zussman's paper, "Partisan Grading," which suggests that student grades are linked to the political orientation of professors. The paper is forthcoming in AEJ: Applied.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2011

The Wilson Quarterly has written about the findings in Steven D. Levitt and John A. List's paper "Was There Really a Hawthorne Effect at the Hawthorne Plant? An Analysis of the Original Illumination Experiments" published in the January issue of AEJ: Applied.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2011

2010

The paper "Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors," by Marianne Bertrand, Claudia Goldin, and Bernard Katz, which was published in the July 2010 issue of Applied Economics, was recently cited in The New York Times.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2010

MIT Economics Professor David Autor speaks with NPR's Morning Edition about his paper "Do Temporary-Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes for Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence from 'Work First.' This study on how job seekers can use their time more efficiently was published in the July 2010 AEJ: Applied Economics.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2010

Wilson Quarterly, an international review of ideas and information, published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars writes about the paper "Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital; Evidence from Indonesian Villages," by Benjamin A. Olken in the Winter 2010 In Essence section of the publication.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2010

The Economist features Aparajita Goyal's paper "Information, Direct Access to Farmers, and Rural Market Performance in Central India" in an article examining how Internet usage can improve the efficiency of agricultural markets in developing nations. The paper by Jenny Aker, "Information from Markets Near and Far: Mobile Phones and Agricultural Markets in Niger," is also mentioned. Both papers were published in the July 2010 issue of AEJ: Applied Economics
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2010

2009

Physorg.com writes about the paper "How Large are Non-Budget-Constraint Effects of Prices on Demand?" published in the October 2009 issue of AEJ: Applied.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2009








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In the News:

University of Chicago economics professor, Matthew Gentzkow, who is the AEA's 2014 John Bates Clark Medal recipient, discusses the future of economics, the state of the media ecosphere, and virtues of "data hustle" in this interview from Quartz.

A recent article in The Economist examines higher education endowments and university behaviors including new research presented in a paper from the latest edition of the American Economic Review.

"For economists, the tradition of keeping mum—at least as a national organization—is long and proud. 'The association as such will take no partisan attitude, nor will it commit its members to any position on practical economic questions,' the economic association states on its website. Those policies, says its president, William D. Nordhaus, a professor at Yale University, by email, 'have served it well through hot and cold wars.'"

"Not only do economists vary widely in their opinions of economic policy, he notes, but many have participated in helping shape such policies. Putting forth statements on political issues would be 'unnecessary, polarizing, controversy-stoking, and a distraction from the real and important work of economic research and education,' he says. (Mr. Nordhaus was, of course, speaking for himself and not the association.)"

Read the whole story in the The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscribers only).

From ASSA 2014: The Wall Street Journal reports on the AEA's CSWEP committee's efforts in mentoring early-career female economists and the program's expanding influence on similar programs being developed overseas. Read the full article here.

The Chronicle of Higher Education just published "Cool Head on Global Warming," an in-depth look at the new book by 2014 AEA President, William Nordhaus entitled, "The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World" (Yale University Press).

The Atlantic Cities provides a thorough examination of Clifford Winston's (Brooking Institution) research, "On The Performance of the U.S. Transportation System: Caution Ahead," from the latest edition of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).

Upcoming research by Yang Wang, a health economist at Lafayette College, indicates that some smokers believe age, race, and parental longevity influence their life expectancy more than smoking does. Access the news brief here, or the forthcoming article from the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

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