Latest from Chris Blattman
Here's how Uagadou, the eminent African wizarding school, would likely have developed.
  • Feb 4, 2016
Even the most effective international charities could double or triple the number people they boost out of poverty. Here's how.
  • Jul 6, 2015
Work programs and jail time don't seem to reduce crime, but from experiments in Liberia to Chicago there's hope for something new: behavioral therapy.
  • Apr 15, 2015
The evidence is in: Seven randomized trials on four continents show that microcredit doesn’t end poverty, despite all the hype
  • Mar 3, 2015
Every year Bill and Melinda Gates write a letter on how the world can end poverty and suffering. The questions they ask sound an awful lot like my class exams. So how would I grade the letter?
  • Jan 23, 2015
Blaming the IMF and other financial institutions for Ebola is just killing the messenger. Spending more on health means hard choices that few bother to discuss.
  • Jan 7, 2015
Why do so many people get the cause of the Ebola crisis wrong? They ignore local politics, and they assume they’re dealing with a state that can actually get stuff done.
  • Dec 30, 2014
Is it OK to have research affect real world outcomes?
  • Nov 3, 2014
How much American wealth can be traced to slavery? How profitable was forced labor?
  • Sep 5, 2014