IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Pardon our remodeling! Chris is migrating his site to new servers, our apologies for any recent downtime. FYI that we’re still getting SSL worked out so your browser might warn … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Heard about Universal Basic Income (UBI)? UBI, UBI, UBI, UBI, UBI, UBI. A sad but fascinating long read, on what happened with the refugee crisis in Greece. It was a languishing … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Through Nov 20, an anonymous donor is doubling donations to my employer, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), who uses rigorous research to find effective poverty solutions. (Some examples here, and … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. I’m going to pitch Netflix a superhero show based loosely on David Evans, whose superpower is the ability to summarize large numbers of papers in a very readable way, this week it’s 34 … Continue reading

Links I liked

Angus Deaton and Nancy Cartwright release their essay, “Understanding and Misunderstanding Randomized Controlled Trials,” containing many important messages, not least of which include “don’t underestimate imbalance”, “don’t overestimate generalizability”, and “don’t forget that all that matters is changing our theory … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Somehow yesterday turned into Guaranteed Basic Income Day. In the morning, Freakonomics released a podcast about the idea – a simple social safety net of a minimum income everybody would … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. If your work involves transcribing audio or video, Trint looks interesting. It extracts the text and synchronizes the result with the audio/video file alongside it to make it easier to go … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Indiana University and The Salvation Army’s collaborative “Human Needs Index”   If somehow you haven’t heard, development economist Angus Deaton won the econ Nobel this week. His many contributions include the … Continue reading