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Rachel M Gisselquist
Political scientist 🇺🇳. Intl development, ethnic politics & inequality, fragility, governance, African politics. Mom of 2. Life w/. My views
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UNU-WIDER 9h
Today's with Vito Peragine discuss inequality of opportunity and present recent findings using data from The World Database on Equality of Opportunity and Social Mobility . Tune in now live on our Facebook page.
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Anna Grzymala-Busse May 21
Wherein I argue that if democracy needs the continuing commitment of electoral losers, it obliges electoral winners to restrain themselves. A response to the excellent piece by and in (and with thanks to and Steve Levitsky)
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Amanda Lea Robinson May 20
Less than 24 hours to go. Here’s what you need to know about tomorrow’s election in Malawi, by two of my favorites: and
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Simone Schotte May 20
What differentiates people who are poor from those who are not, is not whether they work, but how much they earn from the work they do. invites proposals that assess the livelihood constraints of : , pls help circulate
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Macartan Humphreys May 17
Please share widely!: looking for a inference post doc to work with me at starting asap until end Sept 2020. dags, bayes, structural estimation, social science applications; open across disciplines
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Laura Bacon May 18
Jailed in South Sudan, Peter Biar Ajak was a classmate of mine at the Harvard Kennedy School. We stood for him today, and an empty chair honors him today.
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Kim Weeden Apr 26
Great write-up on long work hours and the gender wage gap by Claire Cain Miller of , featuring work by , , and yours truly.
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UNU-WIDER May 15
Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ahmed is Director of Health Economics Centre at , currently spending 3 months working from our office in as a Visiting Scholar. Learn more about our visiting scholar programme at
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Carl Henrik Knutsen May 15
In 2013, we started a crazy project - “Historical V-Dem” - extending several hundred indicators back to 1789. Today, the data paper is published in !
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UNU-WIDER May 14
Are you a pro? Would you like to be part of a leading international development economics think tank? Our finance team is growing - could you be our new Finance Assistant? Learn more and apply today
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Dr Amy Fuller May 10
This is just to say I have said no To the thing You wanted me To do for free and which you were probably hoping I’d think was an opportunity Forgive me I am too busy And it is Not a good use of my time
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Andy Eggers May 9
What do we do about bullshit hypothesis sections in ! papers? Here's the script: 1. [Discussion of valid conflicting positions on question] 2. [In italics!] H1: Own "hypothesis" [one of above positions] Followed by evidence in favor of H1. Is this good for anything?
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Robert Wilson May 8
An animation showing infant mortality in Africa since 1950
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UNU-WIDER May 10
We're collaborating with for our first Summer School intensive course. Find out more and apply at 🤓📊🖥️
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UNU-WIDER May 8
Today's speaker, Dr Aimable Nsabimana, is spending 3 months with us at UNU-WIDER as a visiting scholar. Learn more about the programme at
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Adam Isacson May 8
Between the ports of entry, 64 percent of all apprehended migrants are now children and families. There is no historic precedent for this. And the proportion is increasing—this chart said 59 percent back in December.
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Francisco Ferreira May 8
Great workshop. Excellent recent work by in updating its WIID database, and by in adding MICs. But much remains to be done for capturing incomes more accurately both at the top and *bottom* of the distribution.
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Janet Gornick May 7
Gratified to speak at yesterday's excellent workshop on inequality with focus on data, middle-income countries, policy implications. Especially happy to summarize LIS' work adding middle-income countries & revising template accordingly.
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kunal sen May 8
My assessment of Modi’s performance on the Indian economy @
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