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Muriel Niederle
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Affirmative Action in the UK movie Industry
The BAFTA awards implement Affirmative Action: According to an article by Aisha Harris, "Starting in 2019, If Your Film Isn’t Diverse, It Won’t Be Eligible for a BAFTA Award". The article says: "In an incredibly bold move, the British Academy of Film and Te...

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Women and Elections: Austria Edition, again
Since Thursday we have the final result of the second election of President. Of the 6.399.607 who are eligible to vote, 4.749.339 voted, of which 4.597.553 votes are allowable. Van der Bellen received 2.472.892 votes, that is 53,79 Prozent. Hofer received 2...

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Gender and Election: USA edition
I wrote happily how women in Austria changed the election here . Turns out, we need to vote gain, as not all went as it should have (though there was no evidence of fraud, just of improper timing of opening ballots). As it seems, the US seems to be in a mor...

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Diversity in Economics
A new article in JEP " Diversity in the Economics Profession: A New Attack on an Old Problem ", by Amanda Bayer and Cecilia Elena Rouse. The article starts with " In the United States, of 500 doctorate degrees awarded in economics to US citizens and permane...

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New Handbook of Experimental Economics
The new (vol 2 of the)  Handbook of Experimental Economics , Eds John Kagel and Alvin Roth, came out! The chapters are: Chapter 1 Macroeconomics: A Survey of Laboratory Research, John Duffy Chapter 2 Using Experimental Methods to Understand Why and How We
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Replication
Andrew Gelman writes in Slate on the Replication Crisis: " Why Does the Replication Crisis Seem Worse in Psychology? " The article begins with "Last week, the replication crisis in psychology was pushed back into the news when Susan Fiske, a former presiden...

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Elections and women
Today, happy news, that the next Austrian president is a former colleague of mine: Alexander (Sascha) Van der Bellen... 50,35 %. He won all the state capitals, and here is another familiar picture: People who voted for him: Women, Educated,  Slate writes: "...

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Grit: A review on scientific progress...
Daniel Engber at Slate writes "Is “Grit” Really the Key to Success?" "Up in the Hudson Valley, among the plebes at Beast Barracks, Duckworth found the secret of success. Students who identified with statements such as “Setbacks don’t discourage me” and “I n...

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Science and Replication
A topic becomes really important when it reaches TV shows. This is just what happened with replication in science: cHeck out John Oliver's Science segment: Check out my paper with Lucas Coffman on that topic, and my earlier post

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Discrimination
Nicholas Kristof in the NYtimes writes about " A Confession of Liberal Intolerance " " A study  published in The American Journal of Political Science underscored how powerful political bias can be. In an experiment, Democrats and Republicans were asked to ...
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