When you have to redo your literature review for a “revise and resubmit, ” you know two things: first, the publishing process in economics is slow, and second, the evidence is accumulating fast in…

Berk Özler |

Governments have at least four reasons to try and bring firms into the formal system: To broaden and increase the tax base To enable firms to access the formal economy and help spur firm growth…

David McKenzie, Markus Goldstein |

Teachers are important. And many teachers in low- and middle-income countries would benefit from support to improve their pedagogical skills. But how to do it? Again and again, evidence suggests…

David Evans |

This is a guest post by Joachim De Weerdt, Kathleen Beegle and Stefan Dercon.
Last Sunday many (but not all) countries around the world celebrated father’s day, but what does the development…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Across developing countries, only 63 percent of adults have a bank account, according to our friends over at the Findex.  And we’ve seen a couple of papers with targeted populations that suggest…

Markus Goldstein |

Update (January 22, 2019): The paper discussed in this post has subsequently been published in the journal World Development.  Cash transfers seem to be everywhere. A recent statistic suggests…

David Evans, Katrina Kosec |

“Teacher coaching has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional models of professional development.” In Kraft, Blazar, and Hogan’s newly updated review “The Effect of Teacher Coaching on…

David Evans |

A recent paper in Lancet Global Health found that generous conditional cash transfers to female secondary school students had no effect on their school attendance, dropout rates, HIV incidence, or…

Berk Özler |

“We propose a model of the household with consumption, production and revealed preference conditions for stability on the marriage market. We define marital instability in terms of the consumption…

Berk Özler |

My oldest child started middle school this year, and I suddenly started receiving emails every other week with updates on his grades. I’d never received anything like this before and was…

David Evans |