This is the fourteenth in our series of posts by students on the job market this year. People are afraid of HIV. Moreover, people around the world are convinced that the virus is easier to get…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is number 9 in our series of posts by students on the job market this year. As HIV continues to spread in sub-Saharan Africa, so does stigma. Many go to great lengths to hide their HIV status…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the sixth post in our series of blogs by graduate students on the job market this year. Interventions during early childhood have begun to gain importance in the social policy agenda in…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Yesterday the World Bank released their first report on the socioeconomic impacts of Ebola that was based on household data.  The report provides a number of new insights into the crisis in…

Kristen Himelein |

This is the second in our series of posts by students on the job market this year. Relaxing supply-side constraints is not always sufficient to ensure delivery of public services to poor and…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This post is co-authored with Brinda Gokul   Many who work on impact evaluation are familiar with the concept of the Hawthorne effect and its potential risk to the accurate inference of causal…

Jed Friedman |

A treatment is an instance of treating someone, say, medically. A cure ends a problem. Sometimes, the treatment is a cure. Other times, it just keeps the problem under control without curing it:…

Berk Ozler |

Today I don't want to rehash the discussion of why do cash transfers (a recent discussion by some colleagues is here) or their myriad impacts (including among the legions, Berk's…

Markus Goldstein |