February 2022 posts
What was on deck in February
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February’s posts on Jason Collins blog were:
The academic experiment: Some thoughts on my plunge into academia.
How big is the effect of a nudge?: I examine a recent meta-analysis of the size of nudges. Is an average of this type even meaningful?
Replicating scarcity: I report on an (awesome) exercise to replicate a bunch of experiments relating to “scarcity” The replication exercise included one result I have long considered to be one of the most unreliable findings in the behavioural sciences.
The outsider to the narrow-minded profession: There is no shortage of outside critiques of economics coupled with stories that economists are too narrow-minded to listen to them. I dredge up some classic Paul Krugman to show that for at least one of those critiques the story is “an object lesson in journalistic gullibility”.
As always, comments and feedback welcome.