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Amazing. Gov. Greg Abbott's "enhanced" truck inspections turned up zero drugs or migrants, but cost Texas consumers and businesses an estimated $4.2 billion. Delays resulted in $240 million in spoiled produce alone. lmtonline.com/politics/artic…
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I have been saying for years (e.i. Africa in transformation, Palgrave, 2019) that we need to acknowledge Africa is a reservoir of youth essential for new types of needs - such as care - in fastly ageing societies. A case for human mobility. odi.org/en/insights/as…
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I absolutely loved @cblatts's book, "Why We Fight". The causes of war are generally so badly understood it is very rewarding to see a general view which is backed by sound theory and good evidence. (1/)
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"War’s economic fallout: A tech-worker exodus from three nations" I spoke with @lbelsie of @csmonitor —> csmonitor.com/Business/2022/…
@RoryStewartUK said something utterly flattering about me and the book too.
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Pandemics are a lot cheaper to prevent than to deal with. Everyone cites the Cutler & Summers US COVID-19 pandemic cost of $16 trillion. But that number is from October 2020. Given all that’s happened since then, we thought it was worth reinvestigating.
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I always told my journalists, there aren’t two sides to a lie. Yes, you should be non-partisan, but not neutral. Journalists must be biased in favor of the truth and facts. Biased in favor of democracy itself. We protect the press so the press can protect democracy. Let’s do that
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Disagreeing with others over hot-button issues - COVID-19 policy, gun control - can provoke dislike and distrust, but in new work out today @ JEP:Gen, I show that common tactics people use to *avoid* taking a stand can be just as costly. A 🧵 on the costs of moral neutrality...M
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⏳ 1 week away! Join #CGDTalks & @ODI_Global for the launch of a NEW report on the future of migration & care work. 🎙️ Feat.@EspinozaNotess@helen_dempsterr@modonnell12311 ➕ Experts from@OECDD@GreatCareCoopp@PHInationall@cgsp_uoftt Register today ⬇️cgdev.org/event/migratio…sz
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It's out now: @cblatts's new book, Why We Fight Can an author glide from meeting his wife, to a Colombian prison, to 16th Century France, to Westside Chicago—with a little game theory—leaving us profoundly educated on war? Yes, Blattman can. —> penguinrandomhouse.com/books/636263/w…
Delighted to be discussing @taraelizwatson's new book with @kaleewrites, "The Border Within", on the impacts of interior immigration enforcement Together with @mayda_anna at @GUMigration this Tuesday April 26, 3:30–5:00pm Eastern time —> eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-…
The UK maintains bespoke schemes bringing in 'low'- + 'mid'-skill immigrants to staff in-demand sectors. How can these schemes be more beneficial for the migrants + their countries of origin? ✍️ New @CGDev + @IOM_UK paper (cgdev.org/publication/en…) + blog cgdev.org/blog/how-uk-ca…
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Leading economists have justified tight immigration restrictions based on rates of assimilation. The logic is circular if assimilation is slowed *by those very restrictions*. New research by @e_arenasarroyo & @BernhardEcon —> thecgo.org/research/spill… @cgousu HT @smithtjosh
A new and comprehensive stock-taking of data on global migration, from @GlobalKNOMAD The 57 page (!) appendix lists data sources you may not know about. —> knomad.org/publication/st…
High-income countries will need millions of new care workers in the coming decades, but aren't doing enough to increase supply - including promoting sustainable migration. ✍️ New @ODI_Global blog by @ClaireKumar3, @modonnell1231, @cass_zimmer + myself odi.org/en/insights/as…
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Fascinating interview with @moderna_tx CEO Stéphane Bancel at @BCCEOClub —> Describes how his company went from being called the "Theranos of the East Coast" to making 800 million doses of world-changing vaccine in a single year youtube.com/watch?v=v09Iaj…
What role will migrants play in the care economy of the future? Join this @CGDev + @ODI_Global event w/ Ana Llena-Nozal (@OECD), Maria Jikjela (@GreatCareCoop), Ito Peng (@cgsp_uoft) + @EspinozaNotes (@PHInational)! 🗓️ Wed April 27 | 10.00 - 11.00am ET cgdev.org/event/migratio…2
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Excited to hear from @jhaushofer at @CGDev today. He's talking about @malengo - an initiative I've been following with interest. Read more about why he set it up here ⬇️ twitter.com/jhaushofer/sta…
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U.S. border officials processed 5,071 Ukrainians who lacked visas in March alone, including 3,274 along the southern border, newly published @CBP statistics show. Most Ukrainians processed along the U.S.-Mexico border were part of families traveling with children.
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Due to Trump-era refugee restrictions, there are 295K refugees “missing” from the US. @m_clem measures the massive ripple effects of refugee & asylum-seeker contributions to the US economy & finds their absence results in more than $9bn in annual losses: cgdev.org/blog/what-did-…
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May issue - Does professor gender make a difference for female students? @hnmansour, Rees, Rintala, & Wozny find having a female professor substantially increases the likelihood of working in STEM for high-ability female students. @SAGEJournals doi.org/10.1177/001979…
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A talented member of Yale's communications team asked me a question I had not been asked before: "How did you get here?" It forced me to introspect during a call while I was driving and speaking off the cuff. Reading my own answers today surprised me a bit. My childhood mattered. twitter.com/YaleEconomics/…
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This #GlobalSkillsPartnerships model makes any discussion on the gains from demographic dividends so much more significant. twitter.com/m_clem/status/…
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Have you registered for our workshop on Wednesday 20 April? Come and join us at @ANUCrawford or online to hear from the experts on seasonal work programs in the USA, Canada, NZ and Australia. ⏰ 9am–1pm There is still time to register!👇events.devpolicy.org/20220420-media12
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Our group of Economists for Ukraine has launched its website! We work on sanctions, analyze potential outcomes of the war, and coordinate several humanitarian initiatives. Visit econ4ua.org to check out our work and join our efforts. Please R/T and share.
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@M_De_Nardi Love the clear and elegant writing of @leah_boustan @Econ_Sandy, @m_clem and @davidautor, among others. To my students I recommend "on writing well" by William Zinsser and "Style: lessons in clarity and grace" by Joseph Williams
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I just pre-ordered @marcfbellemare’s new book on the ‘hidden curriculum’ of how to craft a career in economics. It has needed to be written! amazon.com/Doing-Economic…
« Une présidence avec Marine Le Pen serait une catastrophe économique, sociale et environnementale » lemonde.fr/idees/article/… via @lemondefr et avec @XJaravel @DupasPascaline @gabriel_zucman @landais_camille Emmanuel Saez
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ICYMI: @USCIS received a staggering 483,927 requests for H-1B specialty occupation visas this cycle, per data posted yesterday. Last yr, the agency got 308K. (There are only 85K slots annually) These visas offer key path for int’l students to stay in the US after graduation.
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📰 New Research Report | #Migrationn and the future of#caree: supporting older people and care workers, by @ClaireKumar33@helen_dempsterr,@modonnell12311,@cass_zimmerr for@ODI_Globall. Download the report & useful visuals here ➡️bit.ly/3vtbbGr8n
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I had GPT-3 answer the kinds of questions I might ask undergraduate international relations students. These answers are all 100% AI-generated. Educators (like me) whose assessments rely mostly on student writing are going to have to adjust to a world where AI can do this.
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The cynicism of sending migrants crossing English Channel to #Rwanda seems greater when you realize that the success of UK govt policy has been a major contributor to the forces driving that migration. @CFR_org & @IHME_UW colleagues + I explain here 1/ cfr.org/article/growin…
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Are you an employer, an employer's association, or work with employers in high-income countries? Please do take our survey w/ @IOMLHD below by April 27! twitter.com/IOMLHD/status/…
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The Sleep of Reason Makes Monsters ∾ Goya 1799
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A good moment to re-read this rigorous study of the drastic effect of H-1B visa restrictions on the US economy —> nber.org/papers/w27997 by @dany_bahar @prithwic @BrittaGlennon twitter.com/theh1bguy/stat…
Every so often I have to up this video as one of my favorite moments of government and civic society: May 1, 1969: Fred Rogers testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Com... youtu.be/fKy7ljRr0AA via @YouTube
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The terrorist is American. The hero who caught him is Syrian. twitter.com/jangelooff/sta…
Why are those youth cohorts growing? Primarily they are an echo of past declines in child mortality, not yet matched by declining fertility. In other words: Migration pressure from poor countries is partly a sign of *development success*—children who stayed alive!—not failure.
Growth in the youth population is a major driver of emigration, particularly in the poorest countries Important new research by @TomBollyky @NickGraetz, Dieleman, Miller-Petrie, @dschoder, Joyce, Guillot, & @simonihay in Population Studies —> doi.org/10.1080/003247…
Fascinating new report from @etfeuropa exploring the relationship between migration, education / skill-building, and labour markets in the Western Balkans. Great to see a push to develop more skill / Talent Partnerships in the region! etf.europa.eu/en/publication…
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AMCs all the rage thanks to trailblazers @RuthLevine5 & Michael Kremer and all those innovators who grasped the big idea early. (And no one in USG grasped it earlier than @Leo_Benjamin!💥)twitter.com/nanransohoff/s…D
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Únete al @WilsonCenter para una discusión con @LauraElenaCC de @AMEXCID y @m_clem sobre cómo México puede escalar los programas sociales para aumentar el desarrollo y el bienestar de los ciudadanos en la región. Vea el evento en vivo el 19 de abril de 3:30pm-5:00pm EST aquí!⬇️
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Delighted to appear with @LauraElenaCC of @AMEXCID next Tuesday, April 19th at @TheWilsonCenter We'll discuss "Mexico's Vision for Regional Development in the 21st Century" RSVP to attend online here—> wilsoncenter.org/event/mexicos-…
This is insanity. Politicians’ disgraceful interference in @TrevonDLogan’s teaching only makes it more essential that we all learn from him. twitter.com/TrevonDLogan/s…
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