Monthly Archives: May 2014

What empirical microeconomics tells us about reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates argues that the United States government should pay reparations to African-Americans for slavery and institutionalized racism. The essay is long and full of supporting evidence, and generally makes a strong case that the US government bears responsibility for … Continue reading

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Data that confirms my priors: infrastructure edition

In our panel of 38,427 subnational regions from 126 countries with yearly observations from 1992 to 2009, we find that subnational regions have more intense nighttime light when being the birth region of the current political leader. From “Regional Favoritism”, … Continue reading

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