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Archived Since:July 25, 2008

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IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. An interesting new Center for Global Development working paper looks at the effects of family planning services becoming available across Malaysia. They find that it helped girls earn more later … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. GiveWell’s latest charity recommendations add a new one, “No Lean Season,” which helps hungry rural farmers (so far in Bangladesh) get to cities to find their own employment while they … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. We’re putting up the links early this week for your travel enjoyment. If you’re traveling, end your trip smarter than you started! We’ve posted the IPA 2017 Great Holiday Travel … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. On Wednesday the Nigerian women’s bobsled team became the country’s first team to qualify for the winter Olympics, and will be the first African team to compete in the Olympic … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. David Evans does it again, 147 brief bullet point summaries of papers from the recent Northeast Universities Development Consortium conference. (He also breaks them down by geography, with India being the … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

IPA has an opening for a Country Director for our Sierra Leone and Liberia offices (above photo comes from the former). A lot of interesting projects are happening there and our offices there have historically worked very well with the governments. … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Why you or your students should apply to the PhD program at UChicago Harris

Professors who advise students on PhDs, and students thinking about a PhD: if you read this blog, there’s a good chance you should consider the PhD in public policy at UChicago Harris Public Policy. The Harris PhD has a cohort of about 10 … Continue reading ? The post Why you or your students should apply to the PhD program at UChicago Harris appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. The links are back from vacation. We may have a few back links to catch up on over the next weeks, so here we go: Rachel Meager has public speaking tips … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Madina Nalwanga as chess champion Phiona Mutesi in the film Queen of Katwe. Photo: Edward Echwalu/Disney Recognizing that an increasing amount of development policy is being done in developing countries, the prominent … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. In The New Yorker, John Cassidy reviews a new free online open-source economics textbook, The Economy. From an international collaboration of economists, it focuses on newer, post-financial crisis ways of … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Results of a long-awaited and somewhat controversial evaluation of a public-private partnership to manage schools in Liberia were released yesterday by IPA and The Center for Global Development: With their … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Why I am not blogging anymore

Some of you have asked. I haven’t been blogging for many months, and I don’t see myself starting again in the next 6-9 months. But I am fairly sure I will start again in 2018. “There are not enough hours … Continue reading ? The post Why I am not blogging anymore appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. A Red Cross pamphlet from WWI slogan (at the bottom): “Millions for Relief, but Not One Cent for Administration” In a surprise ruling a few hours ago the Kenyan Supreme Court voided … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Two podcast recommendations: NPR has a new podcast, Rough Translation, from former East Africa correspondent Gregory Warner (web, Apple). It looks at how questions we deal with here play out … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. You might have heard that just giving the poor cash, no strings attached, is all the rage in the effective aid community. Some people have suggested that if organizations want … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Jobs: NPR’s Planet Money is looking for someone who knows about econ to do shorter stories linked to the news of the day (explaining the econ of current issues in the news). Good communication/explainer skills but no previous journalism experience required. … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. This week’s Freakonomics episode, titled “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask)” (Apple podcasts) features an all-star cast of Jack Bogle on not trying … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. In a clever online nudging experiment, 627,000 online taxpayers in Guatemala were given one of five different kinds of honesty messages, reminders about public goods, or legal warnings in a captcha. … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Podcast on my sweatshops study

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Week 3 of my Order & Violence class

The syllabus is here and the slides are here: Week 3 – States Week 2 – Conflict Week 1 – The demand for order The post Week 3 of my Order & Violence class appeared first on Chris Blattman.

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