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Weekly Links February 14: Valentines, Generalizability, Distinguishing a Prominent Development Economist from Your Drunk Uncle, and More…

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Welcome back – here’s some of the interesting things I read while on break

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Friday links November 8: Halloween redux, aspirations, rants against the wrong questions, and more…

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  • On the CSAE blog – the reverse couch potato effect-  the impact of inspirational movies on aspirations and short-term behavior – new work by Stefan Dercon, Tanguy Bernard, Kate Orkin and Alemayehu Taffesse. The blog post has a couple of examples of the movies used to show people in rural Ethiopia how people like them had made choices that had led to success.

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