Chris Blattman

“Thank you very much. That makes up for the strip-search.”

The best Oscar acceptance speech ever. From Woody Allen, of course.

I was surprised and delighted this week to win the favor of development blog readers and twitterers. If you like what I do, you should be following the others as well. Links here.

Blogging has been unexpectedly rewarding. Here are my experiences, two scholars on why academics should blog, and John Sides’ take.

Thanks to everyone who voted. But most of all, I’d like to thank my academic papers. Without you, I would never have launched this exercise in procrastination.


One Response

  1. Chris, about Woody, it wasn´t really an acceptance speech.

    As a matter of fact, it was the only time the director appeared in the academy ward and it was to talk about NYC. It was in 2002 and in that year his movie wasn’t running. It was “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion”. He was there to make a plea that the industry kept filming in the city, despite of the 9/11.

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