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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.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. The summer ape blockbuster you’re been waiting for is here. In Science economists Seema Jayachandran, and Joost de Laat team up with  satellite researchers Eric Lambin, Charlotte Stanton, Robin Audy, and Nancy Thomas … 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. North Korea’s surprising, lucrative relationship with Africa (via Kim Yi Dionne) In an inexplicable lapse some congressional staffer has surely been punished for, the House Foreign Affairs Committee invited three eminently … 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. Above: Maintaining attention for a long interview is always a challenge   Fake news is already disrupting Kenya’s election. Qualtrics, the research software company, did a randomized experiment testing the kinds 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. We don’t do enough thinking in the U.S., much less in developing countries, about end of life “palliative” care, helping people with difficult terminal illnesses suffer less. But a lot … 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. Three relatively recent additions to development Twitter worth noticing if you haven’t already, Tavneet Suri, Nava Ashraf, Seema Jayachandran. Here’s proof from just this week: There’s a new website devoted … 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. It’s a puzzle why more people don’t use long-acting reversible contraceptives like IUDs or hormone shots. Berk Ozler reports on qualitative findings from Cameroon about why adolescent girls don’t seem … 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.   I know this week for many of us it’s been hard to pay attention to what else has been going on in the world, what with the release 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. “Why Poverty is Like a Disease” looks at epigenetics and how poverty interacts with one’s own biological development. It’s well written, by someone who describes what it was like growing … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

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