David McKenzie's blog
- 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
- The Economist on randomized trials coming of age: “When J-PAL started in 2003, RCTs were regarded as wacky. Critics said that doing a trial was like putting people in a cage and experimenting on them.”
- Call for papers for my favorite migration conference – the 7th AFD-CGD-World Bank Migration and Development Conference, to take place at IMI Oxford on June 30 - July 1, 2014.
We are pleased to launch for the third year a call for PhD students on the job market to blog their job market paper on the Development Impact blog. We welcome blog posts on anything related to empirical development work, impact evaluation, or measurement. For examples, you can see last years series. We will follow the same process laid out by Berk last year, which is as follows:
- job market series 2013
The first two posts on this topic this week have looked at the gap in the use of IO in development, and some possible reasons why IO tools might not be used as much. Today, the final post in my Q&A with Dan Keniston [DK] and Katja Seim [KS], looks at where there might be low-hanging fruit from better use of methods from IO in development.
Yesterday’s Q&A with Dan Keniston [DK] and Katja Seim [KS] looked at whether there was a gap in the use of IO methods in development, and for some examples of good work at this intersection of fields. Today I ask about a couple of reasons why we don’t see as much work in this area.