Blog entries from: Chris Blattman

International development, economics, politics, and policy

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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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July 18 2014

From Chris Blattman Fri Jul 18 2014, 14:42:08

Inglorious fruits and vegetables, otherwise known as ugly fruits. Here is a good article from the NY Times in May.

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From Chris Blattman Fri Jul 18 2014, 10:37:14

The Confederados were individuals from the U.S. Confederate states who left the American South and resettled in São Paulo, Brazil, immediately after the Civil War. Although the exact number of individuals is difficult to determine, between 2,000 and 4,000 emigrants ... Continue reading →

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July 17 2014

From Chris Blattman Thu Jul 17 2014, 09:56:37

(Links fixed) I always believed that a handful of Californian counties produce nearly all our fruits and nuts, but I didn't know it was real fruits and nuts. A Volkswagen Beetle compressed into a ball, from artist Ichwan Noor "It turns ... Continue reading →

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