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·         The impact of public credit lines on Brazilian firms at the IDB Development that works blog.

·         Rules for refereeing, courtesy of Marc Bellemare.

·         I’m looking for a project associate to help run an experiment on remittances among Filipino migrants in Italy. See the job posting here.

·         Yet another fictitious resume experiment – this time finding that having a line on the CV saying you have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office leads to more callbacks in Argentina and Colombia.

·         Rather than just list calories, say how long you would have to jog to make up for that soda – courtesy of the Wall street journal’s Ideas Market blog.

·         67.9 percent of the students who entered small high schools in 2005 and 2006 graduated four years later, compared with 59.3 percent of the students who were not admitted and instead went to larger schools – impacts of a lottery program evaluation of school size in New York City summarized by the New York Times.

·         Public discussion of a trial underway which randomly decides which treatment for cardiac arrest you get – 10 cities are involved- I love that if you want to opt out, you have to request a bright red rubber bracelet that says “no study”.


David McKenzie

Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

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