Imagine you are a local policy maker who just read about a new effective social program in another city and you want to determine whether this program would work for your area.
Although, I try to follow the research in my field regardless of where it is conducted, I usually don’t pick studies from the U.S. or other developed countries for discussion in this space. However, when the study involves interventions to improve various outcomes for adolescents, reports some encouraging findings, and may be applicable in the developing world, we can make an exception. So, today’s post is about a study that takes place in a public high school on the south side of Chicago…
- In the Washington Post – Jay Matthews discusses a 10,000 student experiment measuring the value of field trips – conclusion is they encourage critical thinking
I just got back from two weeks visiting a bunch of ongoing projects in Africa. During the trip, the issue of community entry came up again.
Late last year I posted several posts on why we don’t see more work combining industrial organization and development. I just received some thoughts on this question from Jim Levinsohn, Professor of Economics and Management at Yale, and a long-time leader in this area. He kindly agreed to let me share them here:
On why we don’t see more work
- IO meets development
- Is China’s GDP larger than the World Bank’s PPP estimate says? A new paper in the Economic Journal argues it is 15% larger due to urban price bias.
- The Economist covers work by Jishnu Das and Quy-Toan Do on the overemphasis of top journals on the U.S. and the lack of economic research on many countries
Thomas Herndon, Michael Ash, and Robert Pollin (HAP) in their now famous replication study of Reinhart and Rogoff’s (R&R) seminal article on public debt and economic growth use the word “error” 45 times.
This is the seventh paper in our series of guest posts by graduates on the market this year.