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About ozidar

Graduate student at UC Berkeley, studying public finance & labor economics. https://sites.google.com/site/omzidar/

The Economics of Immigration

Originally posted on owenzidar:
Given the interest and policy relevance (as well as Miles Kimball’s immigration tweet day), I thought I’d write a post on the theory and empirics of the effects of immigration in the labor market. A simple…

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Overconfidence in Political Behavior and its Effects on Ideological Extremeness and Voter Turnout

From Pietro Ortoleva and Erik Snowberg: This paper studies, theoretically and empirically, the role of overconfidence in political behavior. Our model of overconfidence in beliefs predicts that overconfidence leads to ideological extremeness, increased voter turnout, and increased strength of partisan identification. Moreover, … Continue reading

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The Impact of the Work of Gary Becker

“It [economics] is judged ultimately by how well it helps us understand the world, and how well we can help improve it.” – Gary Becker

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A few useful job market resources

Originally posted on owenzidar:
I’ll post more on this topic after the job market, but here are a few links that I have found helpful Presentation How to Give an Applied Micro Talk: Unauthoritative Notes from Jesse Shapiro Jonathan Shewchuk on giving…

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Developments in Economics, 1950-1990

From Jim Heckman’s retrospective on Gary Becker:

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Risk and Information in the Municipal Bond Market

NBER Reporter 2014 Number 3: Research Summary.

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Declining Savings Among the Bottom 90%

From Saez and Zucman (2014)

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