Author Archives: mkevane

About mkevane

Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.

University of Chicago event on macroeconomy and tax reforms… Roundtable Discussion with Austan Goolsbee and Edward Lazear

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Summary of key changes in tax code

Preliminary Details and Analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act from The Tax Foundation Analysis of Final Tax Reform Legislation, Corporate Perspective Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance Good summary of provisions from Cooley LLP

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A visit to Bougounam library in #Burkina Faso

FAVL program officer Alidou Boué spent a day at Bougounam library earlier this week.  Here are some photos: Zebret Moumouni, the librarian (who also decorated the building) in his hat at his desk (looking at a great Atlas in the … Continue reading

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I have evolved to a proud Type 3.7 Stata user, but know that still has problems

This is awesome! But will I not procrastinate and actually use it? I am already a Type 3.7 but I know exactly what the issue is here. So glad to see my own workflow habits “replicated”… (see here for the … Continue reading

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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is a fantastic sprawling sci-fi story, set in the far future, with an AI as the central character. The character development is superb, and I especially appreciated the spot-on nuance about how AI might operate. … Continue reading

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What an unfortunate example to use to explain reverse correlation technique in social psychology

From Brinkman, L., Dotsch, R., & Todorov, A. (In press). Visualising mental representations: A primer on noise-based reverse correlation in social psychology. European Review of Social Psychology. Apparently the researcher don’t know what a Moroccan person looks like, but they … Continue reading

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Great article by Emily Oster and Geoffrey Kocks on vaccination in California

Great article by Emily Oster and Geoffrey Kocks on vaccination in California: Under-vaccination is a significant policy problem. As earlier generations knew, people die of measles, and of whooping cough, and of other diseases that vaccines can prevent. Figuring out … Continue reading

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