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Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Have a research idea on financial services for the poor? IPA (with a grant from the Gates Foundation) is looking to fund new research (deadline is August 2). Bloomberg Businessweek had … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Here is an incredible number: From 2002 to 2012 the World Bank and its client governments invested $9 billion dollars across 93 skills training programs for the poor and unemployed. In lay terms, that is a hundred freaking million dollars...Show More Summary
Enlisting the help of his friends Carlos was able to secure a three-month trial contract with Botafogo that gave them the option of playing him in league matches. He had the physique and the natural fitness of an athlete so … Continue reading ? The post You think science fraud is ballsy? Try soccer fraud appeared first on Chris Blattman.
That’s not the actual title of Jesse Singal’s latest article, but it is the URL, and I like it better. Singal (the same journalist who tenaciously went after Lacour) summarizes the backstory extremely well, but here is my even shorter … Continue reading ? The post “I fact checked Alice Goffman with her subjects” appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Thomas Abt (one of my favorite policy wonks) on violence reduction in America Condoms that detect STIs have been invented. Disconcerting fact: Inventors were 13 and 14 From the National Review Online, this breaking news: “there are other groups at … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
A San Francisco biotech startup has managed to 3D print fake rhino horns that carry the same genetic fingerprint as the actual horn. It plans to flood Chinese market with these cheap horns to curb poaching. Article. And AMA with … Continue...Show More Summary
Practitioners and academics have learned so much, and yet the governments, publics, and agencies fail to change. Or so my despondent self sometimes feels. Then I read things like this: two new leaders of the International Rescue Committee,...Show More Summary
Some amazing aerial photos of Mexico City. Hat tip to @maxcroser who has one of the more interesting Twitter feeds I discovered this year. The post Waves and waves of Mexico City appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. NPR and Pro-Publica have a new exposé titled “How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes.” It documents the fundraising opportunity Haiti rebuilding … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Infovores are indeed much better off from the recent digital revolution. And since most journalists and tech leaders are infovores (many academics too), they extrapolate too readily from themselves. That is Tyler Cowen explaining why...Show More Summary
“more than one-third of couples who married in the United States from 2005 to 2012 met online.” I tricked Kate Cronin-Furman into writing this: “Is the International Criminal Court really targeting black men?“ How two mysterious bodies belie the shame … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Nathan Yau at Flowing Data has a lot of time on his hands, and thank goodness, because he has recreated a 150 year old atlas statistical atlas of the US with modern data. In the spirit of my previous post, … Continue reading ? The post The 1874 Statistical Atlas of the United States with 2010 data appeared first on Chris Blattman.
there is something of a tyranny of ideas in seeing the political divisions of states (primarily, national states) as being, in some way, fundamental, and in seeing them not only as practical constraints to be addressed, but as divisions...Show More Summary
That’s not exactly what Michael Barnett and Peter Walker say in the latest Foreign Affairs, but it is a reasonable or at least tempting extrapolation. They are two of my favorite humanitarian scholars, and their essay argues we needShow More Summary
The list of indicted people is here. Much is being made of South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Bashir, as he fled back home today. By the letter of the law the nation of Mandela should have arrested Bashir. … Continue reading ? The post Much like the Ferguson police department, the ICC seems to prefer to indict only black men appeared first on Chris Blattman.
The videos are up from last week’s Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) on violence and fragility. Among them are Ted Miguel on climate change and conflict. Here is me presenting on the role of cash transfers and therapy in … Continue reading ? The post Conflict, Ebola, and other ABCA talks appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Hat tip to @ValaAfshar. The post The majority of the world’s university students are women appeared first on Chris Blattman.
In general, the French government recommends that its citizens “adopt a reserved manner with persons of the opposite sex” while in the United States. This is in part because of American prudishness, and in part because — you guessed it … Continue reading ? The post ‘Murica, through weaselly eyes appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Noahpinion proves why he is one of the best economics tweeters, with a riff on the winners and losers from the quasi-experimental shift in economics. 1/I just wanted to riff on this blog post about the shift toward quasi-empirical methods … Continue reading ? The post The winners and losers from the empirical shift in economics appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. The Wall Street Journal had a very good feature article on how insights from behavioral economics and randomized controlled trials are changing the way people think about poverty. In a … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.