Blog entries from: Chris Blattman

International development, economics, politics, and policy

1 to 10 of 170

October 24 2014

From Chris Blattman Fri Oct 24 2014, 10:11:28

Julian Assange tells a fascinating tale about Schmidt and Google in Newsweek: Schmidt's emergence as Google's "foreign minister"--making pomp and ceremony state visits across geopolitical fault lines--had not come out of nowhere; it had been presaged by years of assimilation within U.S. ... Continue reading →

The post The dangers of Google idealism appeared first on Chris Blattman.

[view whole blog post ]



From Chris Blattman Fri Oct 24 2014, 09:31:46

The GiveWell people describe their ongoing investigation and the challenges: One fundamental issue is that we know too little about the relationship between "how much money is raised" and "what sort of response is possible": it might be that the activities most ... Continue reading →

The post Should you donate to efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in west Africa? appeared first on Chris Blattman.

[view whole blog post ]



From Chris Blattman Fri Oct 24 2014, 09:27:00

A Chrome extension that shows beautiful Google Earth pics in new tabs Star-Spangled Banner played by gun sounds. (I wonder if this will be on my citizenship test?) From Development Impact, a Stata command for graphing regression coefficients And via ... Continue reading →

The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.

[view whole blog post ]



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 →

The post Link I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.

[view whole blog post ]



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

Via @adamakary and @DaliaEzzat_.

The post Egyptian monopoly appeared first on Chris Blattman.

[view whole blog post ]



October 21 2014

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

Hat tip to Lant Pritchett.

The post Video of the decade: SNL on giving 39 cents a day appeared first on Chris Blattman.

[view whole blog post ]



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.)

The post Happy blogiversary to me! appeared first on Chris Blattman.

[view whole blog post ]



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 →

The post Disenfranchisement kills babies? appeared first on Chris Blattman.

[view whole blog post ]



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 →

The post The big data is under the mountain appeared first on Chris Blattman.

[view whole blog post ]



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 →

The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.

[view whole blog post ]






blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!




Most Active Blog Feeds:

  1. ThinkProgress
  2. Face of Malawi
    Malawi Breaking News Today
  3. Shadow and Act
    Shadow and Act from IndieWire
  4. Global development | The Guardian
    Latest Global development news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice
  5. IT News Africa news alert
    Daily email news alerts from ITNewsAfrica.com

  6. IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader
  7. Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7
  8. Foreign Policy
    The Global Magazine of News and Ideas