This is the second in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Each evening the sun sets more than 90 minutes later in west India than in the east of the country. This…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

In Gaile Parkin's novel Baking Cakes in Kigali, two women living in Kigali, Rwanda – Angel and Sophie – argue over the salary paid to a development worker: "Perhaps these big…

David Evans |

This is the fifteenth in our series of job market posts this year.    For better or for worse, social norms have profound influence on many of the decisions we make—from political to personal.…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

I was recently at the GW conference on the economics & political economy of Africa where I saw an interesting paper by Richard Akresh, Emilie Bagby, Damien de Walque, and Harounan Kazianga on…

Markus Goldstein |

Who in the household has decision making power over various things (kids going to school, health seeking behavior of individual members) either alone or jointly with someone else in the household…

Markus Goldstein |

Having stumbled upon this development economics symposium, which took place in DC on Saturday, this paper

Berk Özler |

Co-authored with Richard Akresh and Harounan Kazianga

Damien de Walque |