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September 16, 2010
There's good news out of Africa. Seventeen emerging countries are putting behind them the conflict, stagnation, and dictatorships of the past. Since...
April 14, 2010
Please join us for a conversation with Acting President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, who will offer his perspective on several of the key issues...
March 25, 2010
Understanding the effectiveness of foreign aid is a top priority for development research. But effectiveness at what? Research has focused on how...
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 2, 2010
Abstract: Patronage is a tool used throughout the world to reward political allies. In this paper I create a dataset of Yemeni tribes to explore...