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[Academic Events] Job Market Seminar Elisa Macchi (UZH) (webinar)

"Worth your weight: experimental evidence on the benefits of obesity in low-income countries" Abstract: This paper provides experimental evidence on the instrumental value of status signals in poor countries. I study the wealth-signaling value and associated financial benefits of obesity, a sign of status in many low-resource settings. My empirical strategy leverages two experiments that…

[Academic Events] Job Market Seminar Michele Rosenberg (Northwestern) (webinar)

"Tell Me What You Grow and I'll Tell You What You Think: Westward Expansion and the Politics of Slavery in the US South" (joint with Federico Masera) Abstract: Slavery had long been one of the dominant labor institutions before its demise in the nineteenth century. This paper shows that changing economic interests determined shifts in…