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 Hermeneutics of Satisfaction
- Tools of the Trade: estimating correct standard errors in small sample cluster studies, another take
- Sadness interfering with work: depression and labor supply in developing countries
- Job satisfaction matters … and the measurement of job satisfaction matters
- End of year review: Malaria is declining, and IE should help address the remaining challenges
- Impact evaluation essentials – the DI holiday guide
- Development Impact introduces series on "Job Market Papers"
- Tools of the Trade: Getting those standard errors correct in small sample cluster studies
- Pooling risk, saving for health, looking inside the body: what mobile phones may soon allow us to do everywhere
- Unique pitfalls in the analysis of networks
- How do we know we get what we pay for? Fungibility concerns and causal attribution
- Sometimes a survey interview bequeaths more than the token gift of appreciation
- The spoken/written word: what use for development research?
- We talk a lot about empowerment, but how do we measure it?
- Does psycho-social support to the chronically poor reduce poverty?
- What is the “good life”? Can we measure it?
- The promise of participatory women’s groups in South Asia: Can education and empowerment save lives?
- Questions around consent in cluster impact evaluations
- Reporting from the International Health Economics Association 8th World Congress
- The ethics of a control group in randomized impact evaluations – the start of an ongoing discussion
- Sometimes it is ethical to lie to your study subjects
- What makes health workers get up in the morning? Paying-for-performance and worker motivation
- Fruit Salad, Chocolate Cake, Cognitive Control, and Poverty
- Verifying the performance in pay-for-performance: What little we know and how we can learn
- Speak to the computer: the promise and challenges of measuring secrets through computer assisted interview
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