This is the first in this year’s series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Reminder that submissions close this Wednesday at noon.   Good political institutions are thought to be…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

“Teacher coaching has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional models of professional development.” In Kraft, Blazar, and Hogan’s newly updated review “The Effect of Teacher Coaching on…

David Evans |

This is the twelfth in our series of posts by students on the job market this year.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

In the closing scene of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, Police Commissioner Gordon tells his son that Batman is “the hero Gotham deserves but not the one it needs right now” (video). This…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

After seeing PowerPoint slides of the preliminary findings over the course of more than a year, it’s nice to be able to report that the six-country study that is evaluating the “ultra-poor…

Berk Özler |

A new book Chronicles from the Field: The Townsend Thai Project provides a behind-the-scenes look at putting together one of the most impressive data collection projects in development  - Rob…

David McKenzie |

Having stumbled upon this development economics symposium, which took place in DC on Saturday, this paper

Berk Özler |

Given the Bank's recent release of a report on community driven development and a recent New York Times article about the intractability of peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I…

Markus Goldstein |