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Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. I’m going to pitch Netflix a superhero show based loosely on David Evans, whose superpower is the ability to summarize large numbers of papers in a very readable way, this week it’s 34 … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
I learned a lot about the art of politics by listening to three podcasts this week: Ezra Klein interviewing Francis Fukuyama, his interview with journalist Jonathan Cohn, and the Weeds podcast discussing the debates (and note that my initial reaction … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
My rapist was not Mr. Z but a member of his innermost circle — his “money collector.” I hardly knew my rapist; I did not even know his name. He was the tall, wiry guy I had eaten dinner with … Continue reading ? The post The hidden price of risky research appeared first on Chris Blattman.
I’m putting together a set of resources for Harris PhDs, and I know some of the good stuff out there, but probably not as much as my readers. In addition to economics and political science market advice, pointers to job … Continue reading ? The post Bleg: Best academic job market advice and resources? appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Every now and then, we remember that there are poor people in the world, and sweatshops become news. Jonah Peretti — the click-accumulating mastermind behind The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed — got his start in viral journalism 15 years ago … Continue reading ? The post Sweatshops probably do not have the effect on workers you think they have appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Available in India: Right now, a farmer can use the app to specify what is needed and when, and the company will send the requested tractor and a driver from one of about 20 hubs across Karnataka. The machine might … Continue reading ? The post Old MacDonald had an Uber, E-I-E-I-O appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Sunday marked 9 years of blogging. This year, more than any other, I blogged in fits and starts. Every year I post this Asher Sarlin cartoon, as the best explanation for the blog’s long lifespan. This year was different. Some … Continue reading ? The post Happy 9th blogiversary! appeared first on Chris Blattman.
A democrat looking at the above might expect any self-respecting Republican to distance him or herself from Trump. You can understand why someone running for the House doesn’t do so (they need those votes) but why don’t more leadersShow More Summary
Wikipedia reduces ideological segregation A great NYRB review of various books on the Panama papers The Metaketa initiative at EGAP funds evaluations of similar programs, providing a degree of simultaneous replication, and they have a new round of research grants … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Just three days earlier, a stampede at a religious festival in Bishoftu, a town south of the capital, had resulted in at least 52 deaths. Mass protests followed. Opposition leaders blamed the fatalities on federal security forces that arrived to … Continue reading ? The post This is the most under-reported conflict in the world right now appeared first on Chris Blattman.
UVA is hiring an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, in Hip Hop and the Global South. On the one hand I think “if only I hadn’t already accepted that Chicago job!”, and on the other hand, if you Google “worst hip hop … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
The New Yorker has a must-read-to-believe story on Fethullah Gülen, the Turkish spiritual and movement leader who, from his perch in rural Pennsylvania, has been accused of orchestrating a state takeover in Turkey, including the recent coup attempt. Dexter Filkins … Continue reading ? The post The master class on stealthily taking over a state appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Dean Karlan with Abhijit Banerjee. Photo definitely not courtesy of Yale or MIT. There’s been some controversy about Chinese-funded aid projects in Africa, and whether they’re genuinely altruistic, and if that … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
There is a 19-year-old black man in Illinois who has no idea of the role he is playing in this election. He is sure he is going to vote for Donald J. Trump. And he has been held up as … Continue reading ? The post A lesson in survey weights (and data transparency) appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. The next UN Secretary General will be Antonio Guterres of Portugal, former UN High Commissioner for Refugees. UN Dispatch seems optimistic based on his record for managing in difficult times and not being … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Data and computer algorithms are playing a part in policy decisions, like bail or parole recommendations based on a computer’s recidivism guesses. Pro Publica and WNYC have an interesting series … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
After six long years, my randomized trial of factory jobs is at last public. Here is today’s coverage in Vox: In the past several decades, manufacturing jobs have fled the developed world for the developing world. Obviously, that’s profoundly reshaped … Continue reading ? The post More sweatshops for Africa? appeared first on Chris Blattman.
A few weeks ago I mentioned the International Development Jargon Detector. In an effort to make this blog more inclusive, and build blogging capacity among the stakeholders of this site, I said that if someone graphed different aid organizations...Show More Summary
Inside the race for the new UN Secretary General A skeptical take on Seymour Hersh’s argument that Bin Laden was being hidden by the ISI and the Saudis Winning the lottery makes you more likely to vote for incumbent politicians … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Angus Deaton and Nancy Cartwright release their essay, “Understanding and Misunderstanding Randomized Controlled Trials,” containing many important messages, not least of which include “don’t underestimate imbalance”, “don’t overestimate...Show More Summary