IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Detecting soldiers registering as new voters in Cambodia from the gender distribution. Take a few minutes to read the latest newsletter from the CSWEP, the AEA’s Committee on the Status … Continue reading

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Bill Gates on why he shorted the Millennium Villages but goes long on Jeff Sachs Science on inequality In morocco, microfinance helps people change occupations, not incomes What’s driving the African growth miracle?

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Bill Easterly reviews The Idealist–a new book on Jeff Sachs and the Millennium Villages New book on reforming foreign aid Police in Turkey now can detain “potential protesters” without court order, based merely on looks How the newest Star Trek movie really should … Continue reading

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Easily my new favorite blog, after Marginal Revolution The best Chinua Achebe memoriam I’ve read in a week of many, many memoria Owen Barder scores an interview with bob Geldof There will be a rigorous evaluation of the Ghana Millennium VIllages, … Continue reading

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Quote of the day from @tejucole: “The student who just sent me an email with a smiley face in it will receive an emoticon in lieu of a final grade.” The damage to NYC in The Avengers would cost $160 billion to … Continue reading