Last weekend, the North East Universities Development Consortium held its annual conference, with more than 160 papers on a wide range of development topics and from a broad array of low- and…

David Evans, Almedina Music |

Did you miss this year’s Northeast Universities Development Consortium conference, or NEUDC? I did, unfortunately! NEUDC is a large development economics conference, with more than 160 papers on…

David Evans |

The majority of civil conflicts that took place in Africa since the end of World War II were fought along ethnic lines (Wimmer et al., 2009). Among all the different causes that have been…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

I was at the Centre for the Study of African Economies conference this week, and Ted Miguel gave a fascinating keynote lecture.   The talk is based on a paper with coauthors Marshall Burke and…

Markus Goldstein |

A few weeks ago David linked to a paper. I meant to read it, but forgot until my enterprising colleague at RAND, Sebastian Bauhoff, reminded me.

Jed Friedman |

A “hearts and minds” model of conflict posits that development aid, by bringing tangible benefits, will increase population support for the government. This increased support in turn can lead to a…

Jed Friedman |