Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank
JED FRIEDMAN is a senior economist in the Development Research Group (Poverty and Inequality Team) at the World Bank. His research interests include the measurement of poverty dynamics and the interactions between poverty and health and his recent articles have appeared in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Development Economics, and the American Journal of Public Health, among others. Jed's current work involves investigating the effectiveness of malaria control programs in India, Nigeria, and Zambia; national health financing reforms in Kyrgyzstan, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; and conditional cash transfers in the Philippines. Jed holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Blogging on: Development Impact
- The long-run impact of locust swarms
- Sifting through data to detect deliberate misreporting in pay-for-performance schemes
- Tools of the trade: The covariate balanced propensity score
- Being indirect sometimes gets closer to the truth: New work on indirect elicitation surveys
- Some basic reflections on strong IE proposal writing
- Whether to probit or to probe it: in defense of the Linear Probability Model
- Identifying the dynamic protective effects of social programs
- Wealth and the endogeneity of behavior
- Multi-dimensional consequences of economic shocks: Learning from other disciplines
- Not all cooking stoves are created equal: Contrasting results on improved cook stove programs in recent evaluations
- Incorporating reputational concerns in public sector reform: it may be effective but needs creative monitoring
- When to use insiders or outsiders as survey interviewers
- The Copenhagen Consensus 2012: reflections on impact evaluation’s role in the tyranny of the known
- A new global data network on population and environment
- An incrementalist view of Impact Evaluation and knowledge
- CCTs usually increase schooling but few studies have found gains in test scores – what’s behind this disconnect?
- Development Impact turns one – tell us what year two should look like
- Behind lunch choice and moral decisions: the link between attention and behavior
- Economy, conflict, and rain revisited
- Psychological recovery after disaster – resilience is the norm
- Do local development projects during civil conflict increase or decrease violence?
- WEIRD samples and external validity
- Tools of the Trade: Beyond mean decompositions (with an application to the gender wage gap in China)
- Are the Danes the happiest people in the world? Using vignettes to anchor subjective responses
- Well-being as seen through the regrets of the dying
Blogging on: Development Impact
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