Development Impact will now be on break over the next couple of weeks for the holidays, resuming in early January. As we did last year, we will turn to the holidays with a gift to you of some of…

David McKenzie |

The holidays are upon us. You might like to show off a bit by preparing something special for the ones you love. Why not make a pre-analysis plan this holiday season? You’re thinking, I do that…

Owen Ozier, Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Our links are on break until the new year, but here are a couple of catch-up links now our job market series has finished: BITSS had its annual conference (program and live video for the different…

David McKenzie |

This is the twentieth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. When we study how institutions affect development, we often focus on the characteristics of national…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the nineteenth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. While sociable peers increase your social skills, higher-achieving peers do not improve your academic…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the eighteenth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. In 2012, 700 million people in India suddenly found themselves without power for over 10 hours. At the…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the seventeenth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Aquinos, Bhuttos, Trudeaus, Yudhoyonos, Gandhis, Lees, Fujimoris: political dynasties remain…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

During my last trip to Mexico, I bought tamales from a street vendor and paid by card—something that would have been impossible not long ago. The vendor, who had a Bluetooth card reader connected…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Across the developing world, providing land through agrarian reform has been a popular strategy for expanding economic opportunities among the rural poor. Its use is commonly debated in several…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Imagine that you receive a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to give money transfers to families living in poverty. Yet, the selected country does not have formal income records.…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |