Happy to see the latest JEP table of contents and took a look at the @bfjo paper on teamwork right away (h/t @jenniferdoleac). Really fascinating and some striking graphics on the rise of teamwork in econ; short 🧵 #EconTwitter
On a subfield note, was very surprised to see development was significantly under the average for team size in the 1980s, though it has now converged up. Anecdotally it seems like much larger teams (5+, 10+) starting to surface in dev, still rare in the profession at large
Also a thoughtful discussion of questions about credit, attribution and equity. Lots of evidence already that some team members (particularly women) receive less credit than others, e.g. Sarsons et al.
Probably many of us observed in grad school how much students benefit from rapidly joining productive coauthor teams with senior scholars. That early success breeds more success. Important for our profession to understand this process, make it effective and equitable

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New week, new twitter project! In recent years more and more randomized trials have analyzed interventions targeted at non-cognitive skills (soft skills, life skills, socio-emotional skills) broadly defined in developing countries. 1/n
This is a major interest of mine – I’ve decided to start a running thread quickly summarizing and linking to papers of interest. Please add links to other papers, including your own – I’ll add them. 2/n
Two today. First, Acevedo, Cruces, @paul_gertler, and Martinez analyzed a soft skills and vocational skills training program in the DR. Targeted skills include grit (perseverance, ambition) and social competencies (leadership, conflict resolution, social skills, empathy) 3/n
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