Blog entries from: Chris Blattman

International development, economics, politics, and policy

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August 22 2014

From Chris Blattman Fri Aug 22 2014, 10:29:49

The latest JEP has symposia on entrepreneurship, classic ideas in development economics, and academic production Predicting World Bank project outcomes Interview with a favorite author of mine, Norman Rush Back to the Future:" makeup versus reality How academics really use Twitter

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From Chris Blattman Fri Aug 22 2014, 10:15:01

In order to help bring attention to the need for scholarship and fresh ideas in this area, and to encourage broad participation, the Global Development Network (GDN) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces an international essay contest. The contest invites essays ... Continue reading →

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August 21 2014

From Chris Blattman Thu Aug 21 2014, 09:07:54

We evaluate policies to increase prosocial behavior using a field experiment with 1,500 referees at the Journal of Public Economics. We randomly assign referees to four groups: a control group with a six-week deadline to submit a referee report; a group ... Continue reading →

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July 29 2014

From Chris Blattman Tue Jul 29 2014, 17:51:45

The blog will be off for the majority of August. I will probably still tweet a little, since I'm browsing what's out there for pleasure and the extra effort of hitting the RT button is not so great. I'll have ... Continue reading →

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From Chris Blattman Tue Jul 29 2014, 09:01:26

We'll be in Catalonia for the next three weeks, mostly in a small village just west of Figueres, and a little in Barcelona. Recommendations for food or sightseeing around Figueres or Barcelona are welcome. Caveat: True New Yorkers that they are, the ... Continue reading →

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July 28 2014

From Chris Blattman Mon Jul 28 2014, 13:12:35

Be a research advisor for education at International Rescue Committee* Foreign policy wonks: Are you a zen master? Security at ComicCon The psychological effects of poverty * People who would like their job postings listed on this blog, please note: I only post job ... Continue reading →

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July 25 2014

From Chris Blattman Fri Jul 25 2014, 18:01:40

Courtesy of Kate at Wronging Rights, here is Wednesday's UN Human Rights Council vote on investigating Israel for war crimes in Gaza: And here is the vote four months ago to investigate Sri Lanka: Most flip. From Kate: This is interesting (or depressing, ... Continue reading →

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From Chris Blattman Fri Jul 25 2014, 13:25:52

Some fascinating facts from a new paper by Elo, Frankenberg, Gansey, and Thomas: The number of migrants to the U.S. from Africa has exploded in recent years, and for the first time in America's history Africans are the most rapidly growing group of foreign-born migrants. ... Continue reading →

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From Chris Blattman Fri Jul 25 2014, 13:19:10

Am at the NBER development summer institute. Some interesting papers: Providing farmers with rainfall insurance makes them take more risks, and do better, but there's a downside: much more risk for landless laborers. So what happens when you insure landless laborers? Reforming ... Continue reading →

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July 21 2014

From Chris Blattman Mon Jul 21 2014, 09:14:09

In spite of me. I've been interviewed on one of my favorite podcasts, EconTalk: Chris Blattman of Columbia University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a radical approach to fighting poverty in desperately poor countries: giving cash to aid ... Continue reading →

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