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Economist Chris Blattman has reshaped our understanding of violence and poverty

Chris Blattman, economist and political scientist at the University of Chicago, is one of Vox's Future Perfect 50.

Does tutoring work? An education economist examines the evidence on whether it’s effective

With reading and math scores plummeting during the pandemic, educators and parents are now turning their attention to how kids can catch up. In a Q&A, Susanna Loeb, an education economist at Brown University, shines a light on the best ways to use tutoring to help students get back on track.

Is Hybrid Work Doomed?

Stanford University professor Nicholas Bloom joins the show to talk about how the hybrid work revolution is going, and how the weakened connection between work and home continues to change where Americans live, how they travel, how they spend their time, how they raise their kids, and even how much...

The Roots of War

To discern why we fight, we should ask why we do not. Article adapted from Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace by Chris Blattman.

October 2022 Newsletter

The October 2022 Newsletter features a policy insight on increasing child immunization, a blog post on reducing energy poverty in Europe, and a new affiliate spotlight on Enrique Seira.

More efforts required from private sector to enhance climate action

According to Esther Duflo, the greatest responsibility for climate change is on the shoulders of developed and rich countries where The richest 10 percent of people produce half of the world's emissions.

Opinion: Reversing losses in learning after Covid

The pandemic wreaked havoc on education. But a new study shows severe learning losses can be reversed, even if partially, by keeping schools open and pushing after-school remediation schemes, which can be helpful for marginalised students.

Nobel laureate Kremer led research shows India’s Jal Jeevan Mission could save 1.36 lakh under-5 lives

Meta-analysis suggests water treatment is among the most cost-effective ways to reduce child mortality