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Summing up our job market blog series 2022

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Yesterday was the last of our series of posts by PhD students on the job market for this year, and so we thought we’d link them all in one place for future reference, as well as provide some details on submissions.

This year we received 35 submissions, which was 5 more than last year. These came from 16 women and 19 men at 31 different universities located in 11 countries – U.S., Portugal, Sweden, India, Canada, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Korea, and Germany. The overall quality was very good, and we ended up publishing 17 submissions, or roughly half. We thank everyone who submitted posts, and wish all candidates good luck on the job market. Here is the full set of posts this year:

1.       Better Together: How does consumers’ search behavior affect firm agglomeration within cities? Guest post by Anna Vitali

2.       Focal points of market access: how marketplaces shape rural development over 50 years: Guest post by Tillmann von Carnap

3.       Curb Your (Wage) Enthusiasm: How Mentorship Can Shape Career Formation – Guest post by Livia Alfonsi

4.       Can Text Messages Nudge Farmers into Adopting Smartphones for Agriculture? Guest post by R Sai Shiva Jayanth

5.       Economists and traders have more to learn about trade: the role of information frictions in informal trade. Guest post by Eleanor Wiseman

6.       Be prepared! The effect of information ahead of urban floods in Mozambique. Guest post by Stefan Leeffers

7.       Dirty business: Illicit oil and indigenous firms in the Niger Delta: Guest post by Jonah Rexer

8.       Switching for the win: School transfers and college admissions policies in Chile. Guest posy by Carolina Concha-Arriagada

9.       Should the developing world restrict trade of dirty goods to protect the environment? Evidence from import restrictions on used vehicles in China: Guest post by Hui Zhou

10.   What happens when we directly regulate informal labor in developing economies? Guest post by Shotaro Nakamura

11.   Can school calendars improve education? Avoid the farming calendar. Guest Post by James Allen IV

12.   Unintended water pollution externalities of latrine construction in India. Guest post by Kazuki Motohashi.

13.   Sample Size Isn’t Everything: Why Social Learning Is Influential? Guest post by Hossein Alidaee

14.   Learning to Detect Fake News: A Field Experiment to Inoculate Against Misinformation in India. Guest Post by Naman Garg

15.   Integrating Refugee Children into Schools. Guest Post by Pia Schiling

16.   Does Democratization Produce Responsive Leaders? Evidence from Staggered Democratic Appointments in Indonesia. Guest Post by Curtis Morrill

17.   Richer and healthier: can cash transfers improve adolescent nutrition outcomes? Guest Post by Kritika Sen Chakraborty


David McKenzie

Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

Florence Kondylis

Research Manager, Lead Economist, Development Impact Evaluation

Berk Özler

Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

Kathleen Beegle

Research Manager and Lead Economist, Human Development, Development Economics

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