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!

Book: Entrepreneurial Economics: Bright Ideas for the Dismal Science

This book by Alex Tabarrok of the quirky and insightful blog Marginal Revolution brings together some of the great insights of economics research of the recent decades, from governments buying out patents and putting them in the public domain to how to think about the market for organ donation.

Article: “Poverty and Witch Killing”

In this study, Edward Miguel analyzes the relationship between witch killings and extreme weather that particularly affects the livelihoods of the poor in Tanzania. What he finds suggests that witch killings might be related to the desperation people feel when things go wrong.

Executive Summary: “Poverty and Witch Killing”

This executive summary provides a synopsis of an article in which Edward Miguel analyzed the relationship between witch killings and extreme weather among the poor in Tanzania.

Prof. Ashraf recommends: “Replication Redux: The Reproducibility Crisis and the Case of Deworming”

In this article, Owen Ozier of the World Bank examines the difficulty of reproducing the results of seminal experiments through the example of the debate around mass deworming interventions.

Course Reading: Sustainable Development Goal Report: 2018

This report has been assigned as required reading in the CDE spring elective Program Evaluation.

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