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Study Links Extreme Weather, Poverty and Witch Killings

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - UC Berkeley Media Relations

Finding a link between weather, the economy, and witch killings in Tanzania was an unforseen outcome for Edward Miguel, an assistant profess at University of California, Berkeley. Miguel's research...

Iraq's Foreign Debt Subject of Debate

Friday, April 18, 2003 - National Public Radio

Some lawyers and economists estimate that Iraq's foreign debt tops $100 billion. Some economists say much of the debt should be forgiven so Iraqis can rebuild their nation all the faster. But...

Le défi arc-en-ciel du Kenya

Monday, January 6, 2003 - Libération

Après vingt-quatre ans, Daniel Arap Moi a passé le pouvoir au Kenya. Mwai Kibaki, le leader de la coalition Arc-en-ciel, un regroupement plus ou moins disparate de tous les partis d'opposition, a...

Race and Jobs

Monday, December 16, 2002 - National Public Radio

Guest host Susan Stamberg speaks with Marianne Bertrand, co-author of an experiment testing employer discrimination. The study used first and last names perceived to sound like an African-American...

Sticks and Stones Can Break Bones, but the Wrong Name Can Make a Job Hard to Find

Thursday, December 12, 2002 - The New York Times

What's in a name? Evidently plenty if you are looking for a job.

Small-Picture Approach to a Big Problem: Poverty

Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - The New York Times

Cadre of young economists who study development, including some of most sought-after professors in nation, are dissatisfied with supposed panaceas like balanced budgets, new infrastructure and...

Taxes Make Smokers Happy

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - CNN Money

Cigarette taxes might seem designed to make smokers miserable, but a recent study by two MIT economists found that, not only are higher taxes good for smokers, they actually make smokers happy.

The Second Attempt Made the Difference

Wednesday, June 19, 1996 - The Hindustan Times, The Times of India, Indian Express

The second attempt made the difference.

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