Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer 2011 Journal of Economic Perspectives

I'm the managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, published by the American Economic Association. It's an academic journal, but it's meant to be a journal that's readable by those who have some background in economics--like those who took several undergraduate courses in college in the subject. The AEA makes all of the articles the journal freely available on-line to all, and the Summer 2011 issue is now available.

I'll comment on the specifics of some of these articles over the next week or so, but here's the table of contents for the issue. Again, all of these articles are available on-line at the JEP website.

Symposium: Field Experiments
Mechanism Experiments and Policy Evaluations,” by Jens Ludwig, Jeffrey R. Kling and Sendhil Mullainathan
The Role of Theory in Field Experiments,” by David Card, Stefano DellaVigna and Ulrike Malmendier
Field Experiments with Firms,” by Oriana Bandiera, Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul

Symposium: Emigration
Eight Questions about Brain Drain,” by John Gibson and David McKenzie
Migrant Remittances,” by Dean Yang

Other Articles

Killing Me Softly: The Fetal Origins Hypothesis,” by Douglas Almond and Janet Currie
Internal Migration in the United States,” by Raven Molloy, Christopher L. Smith and Abigail Wozniak
Retrospectives: Hume on Money, Commerce, and the Science of Economics,” by Margaret Schabas and Carl Wennerlind
Recommendations for Further Reading,” by Timothy Taylor