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We will use a Borda-count procedure to select the finalists. I love it. Only a political science blog would explain that detail. That is Daniel Nexon over at Duck of Minerva, who is coordinating the vote for best scholarly blog … Continue reading ?
Back either January 7 or 14. See you then.
Presenting data on all full-length articles published in the three top general economics journals for one year in each of the 1960s through 2010s, I analyze how patterns of co-authorship, age structure and methodology have changed, and what the possible causes of … Continue reading ?
There is an inherent tension between implementing organizations—which have specific objectives and narrow missions and mandates—and executive organizations—which provide resources to multiple implementing organizations. …Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) has always been an element of the accountability of implementing organizations to … Continue reading ?
I love this idea: Russian YotaPhone adding a secondary Kindle-like display to the back of its smartphones Soon you will be able to download your tweets Reddit’s collective advice to college students (actually rather good) Is this the worst airline ad … Continue reading ?
Credit constraints matter. This paper investigates the extent to which ?nancial constraints limit international labor migration ?ows in a developing country context. Income growth in these settings can have two countervailing effects. Rising income may relax liquidity constraints that prevent … Continue reading ?
This is 2010 data, so most striking is the Haiti earthquake. As far as I can tell, however, the effect of Vodka on eastern European cardio is worse. No doubt intentional and unintentional injuries are related as well. AIDS in … Continue reading ?
Amara’s daycare (which, as you would expect, is the caricature of the overachieving and neurotic Manhattan nursery) doesn’t believe in sharing. If a Amara has a toy and Billy wants it, Amara is taught not to give it to Billy. … Continue reading ?
The TseTse fly is unique to the African continent and transmits a parasite harmful to humans and lethal to livestock. This paper tests the hypothesis that the presence of the TseTse reduced the ability of Africans to generate an agricultural … Continue reading ?
Duck of Minerva is taking nominations. Voting will take place in a few weeks, it seems. For now they are soliciting more candidates. Their current list has many interesting blogs there I had not seen before. I wonder why the FP bloggers … Continue reading ?
Advice on getting a job in development Truly amazing sleight of hand Reminders about what regressions really are What number is halfway between 1 and 9? Why children and hunter-gatherers say “3?
In this paper we evaluate the impact of colonialism on development in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the world context, colonialism had very heterogeneous effects, operating through many mechanisms, sometimes encouraging development sometimes retarding it. In the African case, however, this heterogeneity is muted, making … Continue reading ?
I’m presenting an updated version of this paper at the Fletcher School/Econ department at Tufts, in Cabot 205, 3:30-4:45 tomorrow.
The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld, by Herbert Asbury. The (non-fiction) book that sparked the Scorcese movie. Possibly the most amazing collection of historical tales I have read. Will cure you of any notion that the US … Continue reading ?
What I aim to show is that if you put on anarchist glasses and look at the history of popular movements, revolutions, ordinary politics, and the state from that angle, certain insights will appear that are obscured from almost any … Continue reading ?
In the great green-certified room There was a smartphone And a silver spoon And a picture of— A high-contrast, brain-stimulating black-and-white moon And there was a musical concert by Baby Mozart And high window guards And French flash cards And … Continue reading ?
Bill Clinton sent just two emails as President Transitioning African liberation movements to governments, a report (h/t David Shinn) Why are hotel rooms expensive? How Ghana went from being one of the poorest countries in the world one day to … Continue reading ?
My Political Economy of African Development exam. I wanted to ask hard questions, so they get them three weeks in advance. The students are strong, and up to it. They can be thankful, at least, that I am not taking … Continue readin...
It only occurred to me, in retrospect, that my brothers-in-law and I were engaged covertly in a contest to see who could get on the Colbert Report first. Sure, all of our chances were very close to zero. Very, very … Continue readin...