· My colleague Leora Klapper and manager Asli Demirguc-Kunt have just released  new global data on financial access around the World called the Global Findex, funded by the Gates Foundation. See another post here . They added questions to the Gallup World poll, so have the most comprehensive data yet, which is accessible through this website  – I encourage you to explore. They have questions on debit and credit card ownership, loans, savings, insurance, and much more – although my suggestion for the next round is to separate out internal and international remittances which are currently lumped together in the questions.
· Interesting post  on what predicts employment miracles on the World Bank’s MENA blog by Caroline Freund and Bob Rijkers.
· An interesting description  of the impact of blogging and tweeting about her own papers by Melissa Terras at the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog – results are consistent with Berk and my paper  on this.
· Cookstoves and knock-out punches – Aid Thoughts  discusses whether we are too ready to embrace a single study that knocks down a hyped-up development intervention.
· Nice slides on measurement  issues in Cyrus Samii’s latest lecture.
· The NYTimes Economix blog  discusses a new paper claiming to measure the impact of school quality on housing prices – how many other omitted variables can you think of that also are likely to vary with neighborhood apart from schools?
· The impact of breakfast .