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L'Inde brûle de mille feux

Monday, January 26, 2004 - Libération

Cash Talks

Monday, November 24, 2003 - Forbes Magazine

School vouchers are seen as a way to bring market competition into this stagnant sector of the economy. But results from early voucher reforms are mixed, and these programs continue to face...

Assessing The Efficacy Of Aid

Sunday, November 23, 2003 - The Financial Express

The political mood in countries like the US has sharply swung against aid and multilateral institutions in general. The feeling is that aid has been a failure and there is a clamour to shut down the...

Roommates who drink deflate GPAs

Thursday, October 16, 2003 - The Chicago Maroon

Michael Kremer and Dan Levy study the effect that randomly assigned roommates have on grades.

'Black' Names A Resume Burden?

Monday, September 29, 2003 - CBS News

Minorities of all kinds have wrestled with whether to celebrate their culture by giving their children distinctive names, or help them "blend in" with a name that won't stick out. Two recent papers...

People In Economics: Putting Economic Policy to the Test

Monday, September 1, 2003 - IMF: Finance and Development

Describing her methods, Duflo says that she works “in a very micro way. My projects always consider one simple, stripped-down question having to do with how people react within a certain context.”...

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...

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