More like a month of links, but here goes:
- We’re going to be hearing a lot about Greg Clark’s new book on social mobility – The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility. Clark gives a synopsis in the NYT. In short, Clark and his colleagues estimate “that 50 to 60 percent of variation in overall status is determined by your lineage.”
- Kolk and colleagues present a paper in The Proceedings of the Royal Society B presents a model in which intergenerational fertility correlations drive a long-term fertility increase. They cite my working paper a source for genetic correlations driving fertility up. When (if) I get that paper published, do I now cite back?
- The germs made you do it. (A good long read)
- Are the hot hand deniers, so desperate to demonstrate cognitive biases, falling to biases of their own?
- Don’t hire like Google.
- Behavioural economics versus behavioural finance. On House’s question of where the behavioural economics folk are, I suggest the supply responded to the demand.