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Weekly links April 24: some early survey results, funding opportunities, journal special issues, and more…

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·       You are not the only one that already has convenience sample COVID-19 research fatigue: Tomer Ullman asked 200 people on M-Turk how many COVID-19 studies they have done, and how repetitive they are.

·       Impacts of COVID-19 on the urban poor in India – Afridi, Dhillon and Roy summarize results from a phone survey of residents in urban Delhi on Ideas for India.

·       Funding opportunities:

o   NBER small grants: Research Grants on Women, Victimization, and COVID-19 (researchers in academic institutions only)

o   G2LM|LIC has grants for work on COVID-19 and gender in low income countries – due May 3, 2020.

o   See others also listed on Yale’s Economic Growth Center page.

·       Journal special issues on COVID-19:

o   American Journal of Agricultural Economics – deadline Sept 1, 2020

o   World Development – deadline May 31, 2020.

o   Journal of Public Economics – new fast-track procedure for short papers

o   Economic Policy – deadline Sept 30, 2020

·       Job opening: J-PAL Global is looking to hire a Director of Research, Education, and Training or an Associate Director of Research and Training. Both positions focus on providing intellectual leadership to J-PAL’s research groups, shaping training on randomized trials, and managing the J-PAL Global RET group.



David McKenzie

Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

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