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Plastic carry bags

March 31, 2018 - 15:27 -- Admin

After exhaustive discussion, I’ve been deputed to inform our readers of Troppo’s plastic bag policy. We’re in favour of single-use plastic bags. In fact, we’re making them compulsory.

Independent fiscal councils (probably) improve forecasting and adherence to fiscal rules SHOCK!

March 24, 2018 - 16:58 -- Admin

Countries increasingly rely on independent fiscal councils to constrain policymakers’ discretion and curb the bias towards excessive deficits and pro-cyclical policies. Since fiscal councils are often recent and heterogeneous across countries, assessing their impact is challenging.

Does Integration Change Gender Attitudes? The Effect of Randomly Assigning Women to Traditionally Male Teams

March 5, 2018 - 23:18 -- Admin

We examine whether exposure of men to women in a traditionally
male-dominated environment can change attitudes about
mixed-gender productivity, gender roles and gender identity. Our
context is the military in Norway, where we randomly assigned
female recruits to some squads but not others during boot camp.
We find that living and working with women for 8 weeks causes men
to adopt more egalitarian attitudes. There is a 14 percentage