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Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Image credit: 3ie Academic types imagining a more #RealisticIndianaJones got it trending on twitter. 3ie has updated their comprehensive database of published development...Show More Summary
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Reason to test policies first, transplant edition: A study concludes that a Medicare policy change tying hospitals’ payments to surgical outcomes had an unintended consequence. After the regulation went into … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. This American Life sent four people to explore refugee camps in Greece. They did a very nice job of explaining the bottlenecks towards getting them settled. From Marketplace, in the … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
As a committed Democrat, this might have made me change my vote: I would credit this to a colleague but perhaps he does not want to be named. The post This video from 1996 reminds us the DNC convention could have been much, much worse appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. “Surfing helps reduce extreme rural poverty, by encouraging people to nearby towns. When a wave is discovered by the international community, economic growth in the area rises by around 3%.“ Paper PDF … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
We’ve yet to read an interview with the person who styled Bill’s silver locks for last night’s DNC appearance, or even see a brief in Women’s Wear Daily or GQ crediting the designers who dressed him for the occasion. Did … Continue reading...Show More Summary
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. The new Freakonomics podcast, “What are gender barriers made of?” is a nice look a little deeper than surface statistics at the subtle behavioral factors responsible for gender gaps in … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
The following are some remarks I made at the UK’s Department for International Development in June. I want to start with a story about Liberia. It was 2008, and the UN Peacebuilding Fund had $15 million to support programs to … Continue reading ? The post Why “what works?” is the wrong question: Evaluating ideas not programs appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Unofficially, the WSJ reports that the next World Bank Chief Economist will be Paul Romer. Romer made his career on growth theory, but most lately he is known for his push for Charter Cities. Here’s his web page and interesting … Continue...Show More Summary
Dani Rodrik on the baffling, almost comically bad Turkish coup attempt: Military coups – successful or otherwise – follow a predictable pattern in Turkey. Political groups – typically Islamists – deemed by soldiers to be antagonistic...Show More Summary
In preparation for the Chicago move, we are clearing out old and unwanted items. Unwanted furniture and housewares go into the building laundry room, where they are usually adopted within a few hours. But what about those old eyeglasses. In … Continue reading ? The post This research says that donating your eyeglasses is a waste of money appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. A very interesting job for someone with some experience: IPA’s looking to hire an experienced project coordinator in Liberia to oversee the evaluation of sub-Saharan Africa’s first large-scale education public-private … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Q. What was it like when the administration approached JAMA and was like, “Hey, we want to publish this in your journal?” A. Well, we paused. It’s the first time certainly since I’ve been here that a sitting president has … Continue reading ? The post It turns out someone DID interview the editor of Obama’s JAMA article appeared first on Chris Blattman.
What’s JAMA’s new impact factor now that POTUS has published a paper there? As you probably heard, Mr. Obama published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week, describing the progress to date of the US … Continue reading ? The post Obama just published this JAMA article, and I so want to see his referee reports appeared first on Chris Blattman.
So it’s been a month since my social media diet started, and I’m extremely happy so far. Quitting Twitter, Facebook and Reddit has gone much better than my running regimen or plans to drink less alcohol. Someone forwarded me tweets … Continue reading ? The post My social media diet: More than one month cold turkey, and I am still going strong appeared first on Chris Blattman.
International development aid is based on the Robin Hood principle: take from the rich and give to the poor. …A more formal term for the Robin Hood principle is “cosmopolitan prioritarianism,” an ethical rule that says we should think...Show More Summary
“Who are the Niger Delta Avengers?” Hint: it is not a comic book. Political betting markets have become heads eating their own tails Your country’s income class does not mean what you think it means A critique of Justin Wolfers’ … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
This study uses discontinuities in U.S. strategies employed during the Vietnam War to estimate their causal impacts. It identifies the effects of bombing by exploiting rounding thresholds in an algorithm used to target air strikes. Bombing...Show More Summary
The IDJD uses a pre-defined list of “jargon” words. It extracts text from most common file formats and counts how many times the uploaded text contains words from the list. Word stems are used for counting so, for example, “sustain”, … Continue reading ? The post International Development Jargon Detector appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Vera te Velde discusses a new paper by David Card and Stefano Dellavigna on what gets published in top journals: The conclusions David drew are that 1) referees are indeed good at assessing quality, 2) the process contains affirmative...Show More Summary