And now that Alvin Roth (see his blog) and Lloyd Shapley just received the Nobel Prize in Economics, the sweet link of the day: Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates
Behind the scenes: Managing and conducting large scale impact evaluations in Colombia
Hand-washing with soap, has been shown to reduce diarrhea in young children by as much as 48 percent; but this large scale evaluation shows no impact on health or productivity is found. Why?
Economics is not the only field where replication is an issue. Kahneman challenges psychologists to clean up their act
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And the Marginal University is open
Finally, it seems that looking at cute animal pictures increases your productivity