Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank
JED FRIEDMAN is a senior economist in the Poverty and Inequality Unit of the Development Research Group. His research interests include the measurement of poverty dynamics and the interactions between poverty and health. Jed holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. Before joining the World Bank in 2003 as a Young Professional, Jed worked for one and half years at the RAND Corporation. Till date, he has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and is currently the principal investigator for impact evaluations on: 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.
Blogging on: Development Impact
- 05/22/13 Do financial incentives undermine the motivation of public sector workers? Maybe, but where is the evidence from the field?
- 05/08/13 Using spatial variation in program performance to identify causal impact
- 04/25/13 Learning from cross-disciplinary impact evaluation: the Family Rewards CCT program in New York City
- 04/10/13 Caution when applying impact evaluation lessons across contexts: the case of financial incentives for health workers
- 04/03/13 Q&A with Arun Agrawal, Editor of World Development Part II
- 04/01/13 Q&A with Arun Agrawal, Editor of World Development Part I
- 03/13/13 Tools of the trade: when to use those sample weights
- 02/27/13 Trying to measure what workers actually do: the task approach to job content
- 02/13/13 Thinking about the placebo effect as a “meaning response” and the implication for policy evaluation
- 01/30/13 Incentives in the public sector: Some lessons from recent failures
- 01/16/13 Feigning illness to improve care: Recent lessons from standardized patients in rural
- 11/21/12 Sorting through heterogeneity of impact to enhance policy learning
- 11/07/12 Weighting for external validity, then waiting for election results
- 10/31/12 The long-run impact of locust swarms
- 10/17/12 Sifting through data to detect deliberate misreporting in pay-for-performance schemes
- 10/03/12 Tools of the trade: The covariate balanced propensity score
- 09/26/12 Being indirect sometimes gets closer to the truth: New work on indirect elicitation surveys
- 09/12/12 Some basic reflections on strong IE proposal writing
- 07/18/12 Whether to probit or to probe it: in defense of the Linear Probability Model
- 07/11/12 Identifying the dynamic protective effects of social programs
- 07/04/12 Wealth and the endogeneity of behavior
- 06/27/12 Multi-dimensional consequences of economic shocks: Learning from other disciplines
- 06/13/12 Not all cooking stoves are created equal: Contrasting results on improved cook stove programs in recent evaluations
- 06/06/12 Incorporating reputational concerns in public sector reform: it may be effective but needs creative monitoring
- 05/23/12 When to use insiders or outsiders as survey interviewers
Blogging on: Development Impact
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