IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. An interesting new Center for Global Development working paper looks at the effects of family planning services becoming available across Malaysia. They find that it helped girls earn more later … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Following psychology’s current “repligate” and econ’s Worm Wars, I wrote a guide to how to read “debunking” news stories (including the Wu-Tang Clan rule). You can almost hear the disappointment in the American Statistical Association’s reminder for scientists on proper … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Max Roser reminds us that the data sets above (known as Abscombe’s quartet) all have the same mean and variance, so you should always plot your data. Over at the IFPRI blog Alan de … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Adapted from flickr.com/tinkerszone   In a revealing and moving interview, two researchers describe their research into the lives of Americans living on $2/day. They find multitudes outside the social safety net, including … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Worm Wars update: Michael Clemens and Justin Sandefur have the best explainer so far. Esther Duflo and Dean Karlan (for J-PAL and IPA) summarize what the debate means for open science, … Continue reading

IPA’s weekly links

Guest Post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. We’ve collected some of our favorite #DevelopmentValentines from last week. Africa is a Country has a new economics column. The New Yorker has the great story of the science behind … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading