Weekly links September 9: no to cash? Machine learning for economists, climate economics, stupid …

Weekly links September 9: no to cash? Machine learning for economists, climate economics, stupid regulations unchanged and more… | Impact Evaluations In VoxEU, John Gibson on the importance of variances in measuring hunger The difficulties of reforming stupid regulations: If you ever despair about why some stupid law in your favorite developing country hasn’t been changed, Planet Money has a great episode about the Jones Act in the U.S.  – “Every time you want to send something from one US port to another, the cargo must travel on a ship built in the U.S., staffed by mostly Americans, and flying the American flag.” Planet Money “Do you know any economists who like the Jones Act? STIGLITZ: No, I don’t. I’ve never met one.”. Planet Money’s latest episode covers Dean Karlan…


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