presenting the mark driscoll game (cw evil televangelism) 

Shifting gears from the regulatory determinants of MNC corruption risk to the effects of climate shocks on horizontal inequality in ethnically divided countries while I wait for coauthor to approve manuscript for submission.

Learned a bit about social egalitarianism today from one of our job candidates for a teaching fellowship. Fascinating stuff.

US trade policy 

US trade policy 

Draining the swamp indeed 

The 2018 end-of-year report from the editor of Economic Inquiry is eight months late and hidden behind a paywall ๐Ÿ™ƒ

At least they provide good submission figures on the first page - acceptance rate was about 16%.

ILR application successful!

A bit surprised nothing got messed up, given the Home Office's reputation and track record.

it's hard enough trying to find a way to love someone knowing they might someday be gone, so maybe let's not make it even harder for one another

huh, no one's really studied the impact of quantitative easing on economic growth.


when a company advertises a "machine learning" or AI approach, we should ask them

- what is the model you're using? no, I won't accept that it's proprietary info.
- what is your training set? is the data complete? no, quantity is not good enough. where are the blind spots and how have you consulted with experts in the field to correct them?
- have you received peer review? If not, there's the door. come back when you have.

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