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What’s the Latest Research in Development Economics? A Roundup from NEUDC 2023
November 09, 2023
There are so many studies regarding so many aspects of development economics that it can be difficult to keep up. Last week was the North East Universities Development Consortium annual conference, often called NEUDC. Researchers presented more than 130 papers across a wide range of topics, from agr...
New Findings from the RISE Conference 2023 on Global Education: Teachers, Technology, and Trajectories
September 25, 2023
The annual conference for the Research on Improving Systems of Education (or RISE) program took place last week. It’s a great opportunity to see some of the latest research on education in low- and middle-income countries. This year, scholars shared lots of research on teachers, technology, long-ter...
The Latest Economics of Education Research on Africa: A Round-up of Studies from CSAE 2023
March 23, 2023
This week was the Centre for the Study of African Economies’ annual conference. Every year, scholars from around the world—including many based on the African continent—convene to present their research findings on a vast array of topics. This year’s conference included more than 200 presentations o...
What’s the Latest Research in Development Economics? A Roundup from NEUDC 2022
November 07, 2022
What’s the latest in international economic development research? Last weekend was the North East Universities Development Consortium annual conference, often called NEUDC. With more than 135 papers presented (and almost all of them available for download), it’s a great way to see recent trends in t...
30+ New Findings from the RISE Conference 2022 on Global Education: The Politics of Education Reform and the Interventions You Want Reforms to Put in Place
June 29, 2022
Participants at the RISE Conference 2022 heard research on teachers, student learning outcomes, the political economy of education reforms, the impact of COVID, and more. Here’s a round-up of what I learned.
What’s the Latest Economic Research on Africa? A Round-up of Human Capital Studies from CSAE 2022
March 18, 2022
This week was the Centre for the Study of African Economies’ annual conference. It included more than a hundred papers on topics ranging from bureaucracy to trade and from political economy to deforestation. It’s a great collection of novel work from researchers around the world, including many who ...
What’s the Latest Research in Development Economics? A Roundup from NEUDC 2021
November 08, 2021
Last weekend was the North East Universities Development Consortium annual conference. Researchers—mostly economists—presented nearly 200 papers on topics from agriculture to COVID to marriage to microfinance. It’s a great introduction to a wide range of current development economics research.