· Nice op-ed in the Washington Post  by reporter Dylan Matthews calling for more testing of policy experiments
· For anyone still following the replication wars, David Roodman replies  to Pitt and Khandker’s critique of Roodman and Morduch’s critique of Pitt and Khandker’s paper…
· Call for Papers : the 2013 ABCDE development economics conference will be held at the World Bank in June 2013 – papers or long abstracts due end of January 2013. Theme is “risk and vulnerability”.
· The German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP) is having a competition  for researchers to add their own questions to the ongoing panel surveys – so if you have an innovative set of questions that could benefit from being asked in a context with lots of other longitudinal data available, this could be a good opportunity.
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