The Talmud makes the point pretty nicely: "The sages said: I have learned much wisdom from my teacher, more from my colleagues and the most from my students" (BT Ta'anit 7a).
This year has been a crash course for me, since I am helping introduce five exceptional young economists to the job market: one postdoc, two students whose main adviser I was privileged to be, and two students who I helped to advise on papers of mutual interest.
They are Clayton Featherstone (also on the Stanford job market page here);
Eduardo Azevedo, and Jacob Leshno; and Yuichiro Kamada, and Katie Baldiga.
I hope to blog about one or more papers by each of them this week, Monday through Friday, if I can keep up. (I don't promise any particular order, let's see how much I can remember about each of them in time; at least this should help me keep their names straight:)
I'll update this announcement with links to the particular posts (and eventually with job market news), for future reference.
What do policy makers want from a market design? And what would be the consequences of giving it to them? Clayton Featherstone on rank efficiency.
Matching Japanese Doctors: problems with the current mechanisms, and suggestions for improvement by Yuichiro Kamada and Fuhito Kojima
How to allocate goods when the waiting list is essentially infinite. New queues for overloaded systems, by Jacob Leshno
Update: May 11--It's Wharton.