Reducing attrition in phone surveys

Berk Özler, P. Facundo Cuevas |

This is the third in this year’s series of posts by PhD students on the job market. The title of this post was updated on 4/30/2018. Globally, civil liberties and political rights have been…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

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 |

About a year ago I reviewed Angela Duckworth’s book on grit. At the time I noted that there were compelling ideas, but that two big issues were that her self-assessed 10-item Grit scale could be…

David McKenzie |

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 |

My latest working paper (joint with Sarojini Hirschleifer, Rita Almeida and Cristobal Ridao-Cano) presents results from an impact evaluation of a large-scale vocational training program for the…

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 |