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Policy R&D for Better Management Training in the Developing World

Nov 29/12 | From the blog
by Russell Toth
Editor’s note: Russell Toth is a Lecturer in Economics at The University of Sidney. In this guest post he talks about research he presented at our Impact and Policy Conference.

Mobile Money and Giving After Natural Disasters

Nov 12/12 | From the blog
by Joshua Blumenstock
Editor’s note: Joshua Blumenstock is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and a Post-Doctoral Associate at Yale University. In this guest post he talks about research he presented at our Impact and Policy Conference.  

The Vigor of Rigor: Moneyball, Nate Silver, and IPA

Nov 08/12 | From the blog
by Carl Brinton

You needed years of personal experience to pick a winner, they said. It was about trusting your gut, not the numbers. Building a team in baseball had long been the purview of salty scouts with decades of experience who had seen and delved into the psyche of thousands of players, but as is now well known and documented, moneyball changed all that. A focus on numbers and cost effectiveness, within a few short years, has upended the sesquicentenarian art of baseball scouting. 

Female Voter Empowerment through an Information Awareness Campaign

Nov 05/12 | From the blog
by Xavier Giné


Editor’s note: Xavier Giné is a Senior Economist at the World Bank. In our continuing series, he talks about research he presented at the Impact and Policy Conference.

The Pros and Cons of Understandable Research

Oct 22/12 | From the blog
by Scott Guggenheim
Editor’s note: Scott Guggenheim is a Social Policy Adviser at AusAID and participated in the Post-Conflict recovery panel at the Impact and Policy Conference held in Bangkok.

Economic Conditions, Political Institutions, and Conflict

Oct 16/12 | From the blog
by Lakshmi Iyer, Harvard Business School
Editors note: Lakshmi Iyer is Associate Professor of Business Administration, and Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School. In our continuing series, she discusses her presentation from our Impact and Policy Conference.
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