· Jon Baron discusses the need to move towards evidence-based funding on the NY Times Economix blog  including some cases where this has been done in the U.S. context.
· Are international migrants happier after they move? Economic logic  summarizes recent work I’ve done on this issue with John Gibson, Steven Stillman, and Hala Rohorua. Short answer – its complicated.
· The CSAE blog  asks what have we learned from all the agricultural microinsurance pilots? Doesn’t discuss at all lessons from a lot of the recent experiments though.
· 3ie has a new “evidence in brief” series summarizing evidence from impact evaluations it has supported. The first issue  summarizes the impacts of a pre-school program in Mozambique that was also supported by the SIEF trust fund at the World Bank: pre-school is good is the non-surprising finding.
· Some new STATA commands for regression discontinuity  analysis are covered on the Mostly Harmless Econometrics blog.
· If you want some impact evaluation in your Facebook feed (and who doesn’t?), DIME has a Facebook page  with lots of good feed.
Finally, it is not too late for those of you on the job market to participate in the “blog your job market paper ” series – we will consider posts sent to us by the end of next week (December 7).
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