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 first in this year’s series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Reminder that submissions close this Wednesday at noon.   Good political institutions are thought to be…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

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 |

This is the twelfth in our series of posts by students on the job market this year.

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 |

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 |

Given the Bank's recent release of a report on community driven development and a recent New York Times article about the intractability of peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I…

Markus Goldstein |