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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.

Friday links October 18: why control groups are ethical, getting parents involved in schools, we are recruiting, and more…

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  • Why control groups are ethical and necessary in the Huffington Post: “the importance of knowing whether or not new methods add to student outcomes is so great that one could argue that it is unethical not to agree to participate in experiments in which one might be assigned to the control group”

Friday links September 6, 2013: Cash, Scarcity, Justice, Taking your Kids to work (Development edition), and more…

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