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About ozidar

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

Local Elections in America Project: “a digital archive of past election results”

Here is their website. From a quick glance, it seems to have election data since 1970 for most if not all elected offices ranging from local to federal offices. Awesome. HT:@BrendanNyhan

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Evaluating Public Programs with Close Substitutes: The Case of Head Start

From Pat Kline and Chris Walters: This paper empirically evaluates the cost-effectiveness of Head Start, the largest early- childhood education program in the United States. Using data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), we show that Head Start draws … Continue reading

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Improving Opportunities for Economic Mobility: New Evidence and Policy Lessons

Here’s a link to Raj Chetty’s recent presentation at Booth on the American Dream.

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Great to see research of my colleagues in today’s NYTimes

The Economics of Suspense College for the Masses

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What do leading economists think about Local Tax Incentives?

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Research Assistant Opportunities at Chicago Booth

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants for a period of at least one year. Please apply if you are interested.

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11 Interesting Charts from the CEA’s Economic Report of the President

See the full ERP here

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