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Bank Branching Strategies in the 1997 Thai Financial Crisis and Local Access to Credit

Marc Rysman, Robert M. Townsend, and Christoph Walsh
February 2023
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Technologies that replace a 'central planner'

Robert M. Townsend and Nicolas XY. Zhang
January 2023
Development Economics

The Impact of Large-Scale Social Media Advertising Campaigns on Covid-19 Vaccination: Evidence From Two Randomized Controlled Trials

Lisa Y. Ho, Emily Breza, Marcella Alsan, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Fatima Cody Stanford, Renato Fior, Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Kelly Holland, Emily Hoppe, Louis-Maël Jean, Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, Benjamin A. Olken, Carlos Torres, Pierre-Luc Vautrey, Erica Warner, Esther Duflo
November 2022

A Multi-Currency Exchange and Contracting Platform

IMF Working Paper No. WP/22/217
Tobias Adrian, Federico Grinberg, Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, Robert M. Townsend, and Nicolas Zhang
November 2022

Automation and the Workforce: A Firm-Level View from the 2019 Annual Business Survey

NBER Working Paper 30659
Daron Acemoglu, Gary W. Anderson, David N. Beede, Cathy Buffington, Eric E. Childress, Emin Dinlersoz, Lucia S. Foster, Nathan Goldschlag, John C. Haltiwanger, Zachary Kroff, Pascual Restrepo, and Nikolas Zolas
November 2022
Industrial Organization

Electricity Retail Rate Design in a Decarbonizing Economy: An Analysis of Time-of-Use and Critical Peak Pricing

MIT CEEPR Working Paper 2022-015
Tim Schittekatte, Dharik Mallapragada, Paul L. Joskow, and Richard Schmalensee
October 2022
Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Health Economics

Learning in the Household

John J. Colon, Malavika Mani, Gautam Rao, Matthew Ridley, Frank Schilbach
October 2022
Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Health Economics

Not Learning from Others

Revise and Resubmit, Econometrica
John J. Colon, Malavika Mani, Gautam Rao, Matthew Ridley, Frank Schilbach
October 2022
Labor Economics, Macroeconomics

Automation and Polarization

Daron Acemoglu, Jonas Loebbing
September 2022
Development Economics

Social Protection in the Developing World

Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken and Diana Sverdlin-Lisker
September 2022
Labor Economics, Macroeconomics

The Rise of Age-Friendly Jobs

The Journal of the Economics of Aging, 23(2022), pp. 1-13
Daron Acemoglu, Nicolaj Søndergaard Mühlbach, Andrew J. Scott
September 2022

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AI-tocracy

Conditionally Accepted, The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Martin Beraja, Andrew Kao, David Yang, Noam Yuchtman

In China, facial recognition AI is used for suppressing civil unrest and the regime’s demand for the technology fosters further innovation.

September 2022
Health Economics, Public Economics

What Drives Risky Prescription Opioid Use? Evidence from Migration

Amy Finkelstein, Matthew Gentzkow, Dean Li and Heidi L. Williams
September 2022

The Economics of Tropical Deforestation

Prepared for the Annual Review of Economics
Clare Balboni, Aaron Berman, Robin Burgess, and Benjamin A. Olken
September 2022

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Fast and Slow Technological Transitions

Martin Beraja, Rodrigo Adao, Nitya Pandalai-Nayar

Economies adjust more slowly to technological innovations when skill specificity is stronger.

September 2022
Macroeconomics

Interest Rate Cuts vs. Stimulus Payments: An Equivalence Result

Revise and resubmit, Journal of Political Economy
Christian Wolf
September 2022
Development Economics

Blue Spoons: Sparking Communication About Appropriate Technology Use

Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer, João Pugliese, Jonathan Robinson and Frank Schilbach
August 2022
Development Economics

Depression and Loneliness Among the Elderly Poor

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Erin Grela, Madeline McKelway,
Frank Schilbach, Garima Sharma, and Girija Vaidyanathan
August 2022