· The IDB Development that Works blog covers a randomized trial of the one laptop per child program in Peru – no impact on learning, but some increase in cognitive skills.
· The IPA blog also covers several studies of the impacts of computer-aided instruction in India.
· A new paper questions the use of rainfall as an instrument for income in civil conflict studies.
· A DFID evidence overview summarizes the results of impact evaluations of interventions designed to reduce domestic violence.
· In Science this week, a paper summarizing the role of experiments in Politics – examples include list randomization to measure racial prejudice in the South, a study showing how political knowledge questions in surveys give much higher scores if people are paid per correct answer, voter turnout experiments, and more.
· And in honor of daylight savings time this weekend, apparently we are all going to slack more on Monday according to this study.