A week of links


Jason Collins


March 11, 2014

More like a month of links, but here goes:

  1. 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.”

  2. 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?

  3. The germs made you do it. (A good long read)

  4. Are the hot hand deniers, so desperate to demonstrate cognitive biases, falling to biases of their own?

  5. Don’t hire like Google.

  6. Behavioural economics versus behavioural finance. On House’s question of where the behavioural economics folk are, I suggest the supply responded to the demand.