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February 10, 2014
Julien Labonne will present a new paper in which he estimates the positive and negative impacts of connections to local politicians on occupational...
January 21, 2014
At the first 2014 MADS, Raymond Guiteras will present a recent paper addressing two inter-related questions: First, does aid potentially worsen...
June 7, 2013
The Republic of India is the world's most reckless political experiment. It was born amidst a background of partition, civil war, economic scarcity...
April 23, 2012
John Githongo, an advocate for transparency and good governance, is well-known for his work as the anti-corruption czar in Kenya, where in 2003 he...
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...


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