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

...happens, is Chris Blattman. And Blattman, on his blog, seems to admire Gelman as well. So Gelman and Blattman seem to like each other’s work, and I’m happy for that....

Random Lives in Northern Uganda

...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 together...

“I Don’t Know What You’ve Done With My Husband But He’s a Changed Man” (Ep. 220)

...results, Bohr began collaborating with Chris Blattman, a Columbia University economist and political scientist. Blattman wanted to see for himself exactly what NEPI was doing. What he found was that...

Year-End Clearance: All Medical Myths Must Go!

...might give you imaginary Restless Leg Syndrome. Happy New Year to all and feel free to share your favorite medical myths in the comment section below. (Hat tip: Chris Blattman)...

Anti-Poverty Nudges

...to the doctor, and encouraging school attendance among younger children. Families have been less successful at other things, like finding work and improving children’s test scores. (HT: Chris Blattman) [%comments]...

Smallpox as Art

...artificial coloring of scientific imagery affects our understanding of phenomena.” His sculptures of H.I.V. and swine flu, among others, will be exhibited this month in London. (HT: Chris Blattman) [%comments]...

Not So Random After All

...is likely to land on the same side it started on at least 51 percent of the time, possibly more depending on the person doing the flipping. (HT: Chris Blattman)[%comments]...

Of God and Money

...contribute money to a public pool. The Protestants also worked hardest for wages in a labor market game. Consider it evidence for the Protestant work ethic. (HT: Chris Blattman) [%comments]...

When Radio Kills

...i.e. villages with lower literacy rates. In total, Yanagizawa calculates that the radio station’s broadcasts explain 45,000 deaths (or 9 percent of the total death toll). (HT: Chris Blattman) [%comments]...