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Why did the demographic transition, essential condition for development, took hold in 🇫🇷 more than 100 years earlier than in any other country?

My #JMP uses crowdsourced genealogies to comprehensively document the decline in fertility & identify its origins for the first time 🧵
Why does it matter? Without an escape from the Malthusian trap, no sustained growth is possible

👇👇 The hockey stick graph! 🏒🏒
The historical fertility transition first took hold in France *in the 18th century*, before the French Revolution and more than a century earlier than in any other country 🤔
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While we learn more about omicron, let me tell you about a benefit of making the #NGEU recovery plan, including common debt, a permanent feature of the EU A🧵based on my #JMP

“The Safety Demand and Common Fiscal Policy in a Monetary Union”…

Three observations:
1) there is a large, steady, and inelastic safety demand
2) a sudden loss of safe assets played a key role in recent crises
3) only since Covid-19 there is a 'temporary' agreement over shared fiscal responsibilities in the EU, including common debt
In my JMP I argue that these three observations are related. The intuition is as follows
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How helpful are socially connected parents for young workers’ who are entering the labor market? In my #JMP, I use administrative data from Israel to find out.


#EconTwitter #EconJobMarket

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Social connections could help by

(1) Alleviating frictions by improving information flows about job openings

(2) Increasing the probability of a match, conditional on having information

I build a matching model to separately identify these mechanisms

For identification, I compare: (a) firms where a young person has an existing parental contact during their labor-market entry year, with (b) firms where the young person *used to* have a parental contact but left shortly before their labor-market entry year

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Get ready for an exciting quick round of economics research. Each day of this week, I will release a batch of Job Market Videos (JMVs) submitted by Econ students on the market. A JMVs is a 2 min elevator pitch summarizing the candidate's work. Enjoy!! #EconTwitter #JMV2020
1/N Cora (@coraebennett) @UTKnoxville investigates the effect of in-home capital inputs on academic achievement in primary school using an early childhood literacy program. Access to the program leads to null effects on standardized tests. #JMV2020
Title: It's Dolly's World, We're Just Reading in It: The Effects of an Early Childhood Literacy Program
Name: Cora Bennett
Field: Public and Education
School: University of Tennessee
Advisor(s): Don Bruce
Personal website:
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Reconstruction laid the groundwork for the early carceral state. This project (part of which is my #jmp) tries to understand how American institutions became so repressive over the course of history.


(Link to paper here:…)

The incarcerated population exploded in Georgia right after the Civil War. This growth rate actually exceeded the growth rate of modern mass incarceration. So why did this happen?

You might think that this is just about the end of slavery. It is, but it also isn't.

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