A nice paper by Carolina Castilla in the May AER gives us some insight into trust and reciprocity between spouses in India (gated version here, longer, more detailed working paper here). The premise is nice: where better to find trust than a sample of married couples?
Now the curious reader might be asking "Hey Tim, if your advisees are good enough to publish in the AER, why haven't you published there too?" I can think of a few reasons: 1) I spend all of my time training other to publish in the AER, 2) I prefer the JPE, 3) John hasn't come up with an AER-worthy paper to graciously attach my name to, or 4) My advisee obviously forgot the unwritten rule that the advosor should ALWAYS be included on big hit publications (really Carolina? You can include me on a piece in Applied Econ and one in the AJAE, but not the AER?).
Anyway, it's always good to see students succeed...it's really the main reason I do what I do.
And next time, don't forget where you came from...sheesh.
*Some may wonder how I ended up advising a Development Economist. Carolina came to me with interests in econometrics. After she realized I am a fake econometrician, she switched her interests to Development Economics but for some reason stuck with me as an advisor. Fortunately she has been successful despite her poor choice of advisor.