Health and Population

Where you you get your information on health and population research? Are there any go-to sources that we're missing in our list of recommendations? Do you have any country- or region-specific recommendations (in English or any other language)?

Let us know by emailing Jillian at jrs7 (at) williams (dot) edu, and we'll put the information up!

Full Article: “Putting a Band-Aid on a Corpse: Incentives for Nurses in the Indian Public Health Care System”

In this randomized controlled trial, Banerjee, Duflo, and Glennerster attempted to improve attendance in the health care industry by introducing financial incentives. The results started out positive, but the system was eventually thwarted on the ground.

Full Article: “Women as Policy Makers: Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment in India”

In this study, Esther Duflo and Raghabendra Chattopadhyay compare how women spend and how men spend when they’re in positions of leadership in India.

Full Article: “Powerful Women: Does Exposure Reduce Bias?”

In this study, a group of female researchers explores what happens to norms around women when women take on leadership positions in their communities.

News Article: “Worming our Way to the Truth”

A column by Tim Hartford summarizes and responds to the controversy of the “Worm Wars,” a dispute about the relevance and methodology of a 2004 study on deworming children.

Blog: “Two Bright Ideas to Reduce Drug Prices”

In this commentary, Alex Tabarrok of George Mason responds to an idea to introduce innovation and reduce the cost of drugs: patent buyouts.

Our favorite sources for the latest research