This is part 2 of me taking over IDinsight’s internal development link round-up.
1. This week in gender & econ
- Increasing property rights increased son preference in India
- When Mexican children went to school, their mothers’ labor force participation, # hours worked, and income went up
2. Two papers on p-hacking or bad reporting in econ papers
- Comparing p-hacking across research design methods: Diff-in-Diff and IV distribution of p-values suggests p-hacking, while RCT shows a little evidence and RDD looks good – see p. 15 graphic
- Unreported balance results: Estimates 45% of statistically significant, “failed” balance tests for treatment/control groups post-randomization are unreported
3. Mapping trade routes Tilman Graff shared some really cool visualizations of trade routes, aid, and infrastructure in several Africa countries. They were created as part of his MPhil thesis.