A new study in Kenya shows not only increased labor market participation, but higher earnings and shifts in employment when mothers are offered subsidized daycare.

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This is the ninth in our series of job market posts this year. Teachers’ attendance can be improved if they are monitored by head-teachers using mobile technology, but only if the associated…

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This is the eighth in our series of job market posts this year The Global Fund has disbursed nearly $28.4 billion in the last decade to reduce the disease burden from malaria, TB and HIV (Global…

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This is the seventh in our series of posts by Ph.D. students on the job market this year The tripling of area planted with tropical oil crops since the 1990s represents the largest transformation…

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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…

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This is the first in our series of posts by Ph.D. students on the job market this year. One of the key challenges of markets is to assess the quality of goods. A look at online dating websites – a…

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This is the second in our series of posts by students on the job market this year.   In 2013 alone, donors pledged $31 billion to support financial inclusion programs—an attempt to deliver…

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This is the second in our series of posts by students on the job market this year. Relaxing supply-side constraints is not always sufficient to ensure delivery of public services to poor and…

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So there I was, a graduate student doing my PhD fieldwork.    In the rather hot office at the University of Ghana, I was going through questionnaire after questionnaire checking for consistency,…

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Two weeks ago, I blogged about some productive impacts of cash transfer programs.   For these effects, as well as the myriad other blog posts and papers on this topic out there, a key point is…

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