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Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Happy weekend, if you’re heading out we’ve put together a list of podcasts for your summer travel, including Chris & David McKenzie on Planet Money (along with some pictures from our … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Come work with me on an amazing project in Bogota, where we are working with the police and Mayor’s office to build a platform for studying the impact of policing and city tactics to reduce crime, in real time, through … Continue reading ? The post A field research position in Bogota studying crime and policing appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. The Kenyan government is threatening to close all refugee camps in the country, including Dadaab, the world’s largest, with 300,000 people. Meanwhile, Der Spiegel uncovered a secret deal led by Germany … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Reddit has a writing competition. The top rated contribution begins: A long time ago, and so far far away, There was a rebellion in space, so they say! That old Evil Empire was up to no good They kidnapped a … Continue reading ? The post What if Dr. Seuss wrote Star Wars? appeared first on Chris Blattman.
After several years of testing other people’s statistical code at the QJPS, Nick Eubank blogs: I myself once firmly believed the fallacy that the key to preventing errors was “to be more careful.” Indeed, I fear this belief may have colored the...Show More Summary
Sexting like a state: German government creates an online sex manual for immigrants Some tips on doing impact evaluations in conflict-affected areas Ezra Klein on why Captain America is un-American Excerpt from a 1996 interview with Barack and Michelle Obama … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
IPA is looking for Research Manager in Liberia to run a big study of how cognitive behavior therapy affects employment. I’m involved as an investigator, and it’s led by Theresa Betancourt at Harvard. Research Managers are fairly senior positions, and … Continue reading ? The post Some amazing research positions in Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. In a new study in Science today Cilliers, Dube, & Siddiqi examine the effects of a post civil-war reconciliation program in Sierra Leone. The design of the program is a common … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
The curly-haired man tried to keep to himself, intently if inscrutably scribbling on a notepad he’d brought aboard. His seatmate, a blond-haired, 30-something woman sporting flip-flops and a red tote bag, looked him over. …That Something...Show More Summary
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. One of the most interesting podcasts I’ve heard in a long time was Ezra Klein interviewing World Bank President Jim Kim (itunes, soundcloud). They covered a lot of ground, but … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Vox profiles “the world’s greatest Internet troll, Ken M, who has achieved Reddit and Twitter fame by getting funny when others get mean. The post When the machines do everything, we can always become artisan trolls appeared first on Chris Blattman.
I’m sorry I don’t remember who on Facebook I got this from. But it can be bought here. And my favorite book of the same name. The post In case you were wondering what color to paint your home or office appeared first on Chris Blattm...
Saudi Arabia gives women the right to a copy of their marriage contract Libyan insurgents are funded by… blood poultry A letter from George H.W. Bush to the New York Times assuring the editor none of their reporters are US … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Dear Students Who Have Just Completed My Class, …I would rather have a sustained conversation with my grandfather about politics and government supported healthcare and what’s wrong with the system today and why he doesn’t believe in...Show More Summary
A combination of recommendations from an Ezra Klein and Rachel Maddow podcast, plus conversations with Scott Ashworth (who has an encyclopedic knowledge plus infectious enthusiasm for the comic) led me to a couple dozen graphic novels in the past few … Continue reading ? The post Graphic novels I read (and recommend) appeared first on Chris Blattman.
One day late for May Day. About half the world’s soccer balls are made in one city in Pakistan, Sialkot. So what happens if you invent a better ball design and offer it freely to all factories? we gave out … Continue reading ? The post Can raising labor standards and wages increase sweatshop productivity? appeared first on Chris Blattman.
I use the individual-level records from my own family in rural Mississippi to estimate the agricultural productivity of African Americans in manual cotton picking nearly a century after Emancipation, 1952-1965. That is from Trevon Logan’s...Show More Summary
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. A few weeks ago I wrote about how the media often stumbles in reporting new research findings particularly about replications. SciDev.net now has a nice guide for reporters (or any … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
A simply fantastic interview with Berkeley’s David Card and Princeton’s Alan Krueger on the Equitable Growth blog: Card: Right. And you mentioned research design. I remember Alan was an assistant professor and I was a professor at Princeton and Alan … Continue reading ? The post How causal identification was born in economics appeared first on Chris Blattman.
It starts to get really good at 1:25, arguably peaking at 3:48. NSFW. The post Video of the week: “The real Germans are here” appeared first on Chris Blattman.