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November 07, 2005

In Today's Inbox (November 2, 2005)

In today's inbox--November 2, 2005--we have:


Giovanni Federico goes straight to the top of the pile...

The buzz on Gene's book--at least the buzz that I've heard so far--is quite good...

Harold Davis has the very interesting idea of teaching introductory programming using Javascript as the sample programming language...

Lorentzen, McMilland Wacziarg (2005) say this:

Abstract: Analyzing a variety of cross-national and sub-national data, we argue that high adult mortality reduces economic growth by shortening time horizons. Higher adult mortality is associated with increased levels of risky behavior, higher fertility, and lower investment in physical and human capital. Furthermore, the feedback effect from economic prosperity to better health care implies that mortality could be the source of a poverty trap. In our regressions, adult mortality explains almost all of Africa's growth tragedy. Our analysis also underscores grim forecasts of the long-run economic impact of teh AIDS epidemic.

Posted by DeLong at November 7, 2005 11:17 AM