Via the ELS Blog, there is news of a new effort organized by the law libraries at UCLA and Cornell to construct a bibliography of empirical research looking at questions in the legal realm. As a political scientist, it's kind of hard for me to conceptualize what an equivalent bibliography would look like for our field (other than unwieldy), but it looks like it could be quite useful for researchers both inside and outside of the legal academy. Read more about New online ELS bibliography
Please join us for the final applied statistics workshop of the semester when Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics Harvard University,
will present 'How We Choose: Medicare Drug Plan Selection', work that is joint with Jeff Kling, Eldar Shafir, Lee Vermeulen, and Marian Wrobel.
Sendhil provided the following abstract: Read more about Mullainathan on How We Choose: Medicare Drug Plan Selection
You might recall explanations of a gender bias at birth due to simple and sophisticated discrimination, or even infectious disease like hepatitis B. Last week’s Economist reports that in industrialized countries, the probability of getting a boy is slightly higher than getting a girl. More surprisingly, that extra chance of having a boy has been decreasing. Read more about Stress and birth outcomes