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 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 |

This is the thirteenth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Our planet is currently experiencing substantial environmental degradation. The resulting depletion of…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the sixth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. What connects smallholder farmers in the semi-arid tracts of northwest India to the oil and gas barons of…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the fifth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. How should democratic governments interact with their authoritarian counterparts? The options include…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Environmental degradation puts livelihoods at risk and the Ghanaian government is determined to fight it. Planting trees is one approach to address soil erosion, topsoil quality and overgrowth of…

Arianna Legovini |

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 |

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 |

Money matters in education. Recent evidence from the United States shows that increased education spending results in more completed years of schooling and higher subsequent wages for adults.…

David Evans |