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March 15, 2010
CGD non-resident fellow Paul Romer is a professor at Stanford University and is one of the leading growth economists of our time. He will discuss his...
March 9, 2010
Abstract: We see signs of convergence in average living standards amongst developing countries and of greater progress against poverty in faster...
March 2, 2010
Abstract: Health systems are among the most important elements of the social contract that defines modern nations. This paper investigates the...
February 23, 2010
What is the fallout of a blackout? Relying on 350 household surveys and 20,000 birth records collected during field work, I show that a month-long...
February 23, 2010
Using rainfall, public relief, and election data from India, we examine how governments respond to adverse shocks and how voters react to these...
February 19, 2010
Many poverty alleviation programs fail due to political interference. Politicians frequently undermine development efforts when they target benefits...
February 9, 2010
Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of propaganda on participation in violent conflict. I examine the effects of the infamous "hate radio"...
February 5, 2010
Please join us in honoring Diego Hidalgo Schnur, the 2009 winner of the Commitment to Development Ideas in Action Award, sponsored jointly by the...

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