“I Don’t Know What You’ve Done With My Husband But He’s a Changed Man” Full Transcript

...war, and their reinsertion into normal community is a very serious issue. Chris BLATTMAN: Liberia is a very small country. It’s only about 4 million people. DUBNER: That’s Chris Blattman....

Freakonomics: What Went Right? Responding to Wrong-Headed Attacks

...II. On Jan. 27, an assistant professor of political science and economics at Yale named Chris Blattman published on his blog a post called “Do the big newspaper blogs plagiarize?”...

Random Lives in Northern Uganda

...to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Chris Blattman, an economist, and Jeannie Annan, a psychologist, are two of the lead researchers on the WINGS study and have been working...

“I Don’t Know What You’ve Done With My Husband But He’s a Changed Man”: A New Freakonomics Radio Episode

...Blattman, a Columbia University economist and political scientist. Blattman wanted to see for himself exactly what NEPI was doing. What he found was that NEPI had accidentally stumbled upon CBT....

Why McDonald's Hamburgers Don't Rot

...well. It’s not really surprising. Humans have known about this phenomenon for thousands of years. After all, how do you think beef jerky is made?” (HT: Chris Blattman) *Interestingly, the...

Is Picking Kiwi Fruit the Answer?

...a recent evaluation by New Zealand’s labor department found, these gains came with minimal displacement of native workers, and overstay rates of less than 1%.” (HT: Chris Blattman) [%comments]...

Is the "Natural Resource Curse" Not Quite True?

...to popular belief, “increases in resource reliance are not associated with authoritarianism.” And in fact, may in many specifications, “generate results that suggest a resource blessing.” (HT: Chris Blattman)...

E-ZPass Is a Life-Saver (Literally)

...mothers within 2km of a toll plaza by 6.7-9.1% and 8.5-11.3% respectively, with larger effects for African-Americans, smokers, and those very close to toll plazas.” (HT: Chris Blattman) [%comments]...

The New and Improved Coup d'etat

...write.  “In the post-Cold War era those countries that are most dependent on Western aid have been the first to embrace competitive elections after the coup.” (HT: Chris Blattman)...

The Biggest Bang for the Climate-Change Buck?

...include pasture management, geothermal energy, pastureland afforestation, reforestation of degraded forests, plug-in hybrid cars, solar energy, power plant biomass co-firing and capture carbon and storage. (HT: Chris Blattman) [%comments]...