IPA’s Weekly Links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action.


  • In a new (holiday release?) edition of WormWars (PDF), Miguel, Kremer, and Hicks address some of the critiques made online, as well as the media handling.
  • As Chris mentioned, the new episode of Freakonomics Radio focusing on migration, with Clemens, Tabarrok, and many others is very good.
  • The Council on Foreign Relations is using data visualizations to help track violence in Nigeria.
  • Some interesting long(ish) reads for your holiday down time:
  • An album made by Malawian prisoners has been nominated for a Grammy.
  • Max Planck said that science advances one funeral at a time, and a new paper supports it, finding important new ideas by outsiders spike after a superstar scientist dies. Paper here, Vox article here.

And some alarming new rankings data from Clickhole:


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