A subjective list of ten exciting papers from this year's American Economic Association conference:
Hellesetter et al.: Age and Gender Profiling in the Chinese and Mexican Labor Markets: Evidence from Four Job Boards
Laura Gee: The More You Know: Information Effects in Job Application Rates by Gender In A Large Field Experiment
Denise van der Kamp, Peter Lorentzen, and Daniel Mattingly: Fiscal Decentralization and Pollution in China
Oliver Denk: Who Are the Top 1% Earners?
Ru and Schoar: Do Credit Card Companies Screen for Behavioral Biases?
Acemoglu et al.: The Power of the Street: Evidence from Egypt's Arab Spring
Chen and Sheldon: Dynamic Pricing in a Labor Market: Surge Pricing and Flexible Work on the Uber Platform
Papers that don't have drafts posted but that I'd love to read:
- Examining the Effect of Social Distance on Financial Decision-Making
- Endogenous Paternalism and Pseudo-Rationality
- Balancing Public and Private Provision of Electronic Currencies
What could have been better?
My only critical/constructive comments for this year's conference would be:
- Some important topics (sovereign wealth funds; new multilateral bank initiatives) appeared to be completely missing from the program:
- A few more webcasts would have been nice.
- Is choosing one of the most expensive cities in the country the best idea?