Blog entries from: Chris Blattman

International development, economics, politics, and policy

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October 22 2014

From Chris Blattman Wed Oct 22 2014, 13:55:41

A simulation of births and deaths in the world in real time Quartz covers our statistical prediction of violence in Liberia paper Lant Pritchett reacts to yesterday's SNL 39 cents a day video to make a bigger point about the problem ... Continue reading →

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From Chris Blattman Wed Oct 22 2014, 13:53:22

Via @adamakary and @DaliaEzzat_.

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October 21 2014

From Chris Blattman Tue Oct 21 2014, 10:12:22

Hat tip to Lant Pritchett.

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October 16 2014

From Chris Blattman Thu Oct 16 2014, 10:36:31

Number 7! Once again, the main this blog sticks around for me: (P.S. I've long lost the source of this cartoon. If someone knows, please comment below.)

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From Chris Blattman Thu Oct 16 2014, 10:24:45

It's not a *huge* stretch. This paper studies the introduction of electronic voting technology in Brazilian elections. Estimates exploiting a regression discontinuity design indicate that electronic voting reduced residual (error-ridden and uncounted) votes and promoted a large de facto enfranchisement ... Continue reading →

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October 15 2014

From Chris Blattman Wed Oct 15 2014, 21:41:33

The [Granity Mountain Records Vault] now holds parish records and old English manuscripts dating from the 1500s, including records from London, when civil registration began in 1837, and copies of jai pu, Chinese family records, which date back before AD ... Continue reading →

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October 14 2014

From Chris Blattman Tue Oct 14 2014, 11:56:58

"I'm still writing to you, maybe because I want you to give me a little hope. You can lie, if you feel like. Please, Etgar, tell me a short story with a happy ending, please." Letters between Israeli-Palestinian writer Sayed ... Continue reading →

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From Chris Blattman Tue Oct 14 2014, 11:42:55

Consensus forecasts for the global economy over the medium and long term predict the world's economic gravity will substantially shift towards Asia and especially towards the Asian Giants, China and India. While such forecasts may pan out, there are substantial ... Continue reading →

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October 13 2014

From Chris Blattman Mon Oct 13 2014, 15:28:51

"They're like, 'Sir, there's something in your bag.' I said, 'Yes, I think it's this box.' They said, 'What's in the box?' I said, 'a large gold medal,' as one does. So they opened it up and they said, 'What's ... Continue reading →

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From Chris Blattman Mon Oct 13 2014, 11:38:48

Coffitivity "recreates the ambient sounds of a cafe to boost your creativity and help you work better." What the location of your capital city has to do with conflict risk A Christian woman rewrites Harry Potter, swapping wizards and magic for ... Continue reading →

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