- Call for papers – NEUDC conference November 2-3 at Harvard. This is a fun conference which allows you to see lots of new work in development .
· On the All about Finance blog, Bilal Zia summarizes the findings of his financial literacy through Soap Operas experiment in South Africa.
· The Indecision blog continues its series on the 7 sins of consumer psychology research - number 6 on over-generalization is a useful read: “Once an effect has been reported in a published paper (especially if it is by a famous author in a prestigious journal), we tend to treat it as gospel, again forgetting that this effect may be more context-specific than a quick readin
· New data on remittance prices worldwide just released by the World Bank – the most costly corridor is sending money from South Africa to Malawi, which averages $48 costs on a $200 transaction!
· Work for me this summer: I'm looking for someone with good Stata skills who can help work with data coming in from a couple of randomized experiments, as well as to help develop and design some new work on improving measurement of business profits in developing countries. The latter would include the use of some innovative experiments with RFID technology, which I don't know much about, so the summer intern would spend some time trying to set this up.
· Must-read new series: CEGA at Berkeley has a series of blog posts about registration of pre-analysis plans for estimation in the social sciences.