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  • Blog holiday until early September

    posted to Chris Blattman on Thu 11th Jul 13

    A combination of travel, baby care, and vacation will conspire against my blogging the next month or two.Basically, I have more work than usual and less time to do it.Thus a blog holiday is in order. One less thing to worry about.I will continue to tweet things

  • And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a huge, scary treatment effect

    posted to Chris Blattman on Wed 3rd Jul 13

    We exploit the occurrence of postpartum depression (PPD), which has a random component according to the medical community, to estimate causal effects of a salient form of mental illness on couples relationship status.…We find that this relatively prevalent

  • What makes science majors different?

    posted to Chris Blattman on Wed 3rd Jul 13

    We find that the substantial overoptimism about completing a degree in science can be attributedlargely to students beginning school with misperceptions about their ability to perform well academicallyin science.An intermediate step in reaching this conclusion

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  • Sentences to ponder

    posted to Chris Blattman on Sat 8th May 10

    At any time, an estimated 10 million people are traveling across China by train.From FP Passport.

  • Smarter women consume more alcohol

    posted to Chris Blattman on Wed 7th Apr 10

    The Gothamist reports a new study:The researchers found that women who went to university consume more alcohol than their less-educated counterpartsand they are twice as likely to drink on a daily basis. In fact, this can all be predicted at an early agethe

  • Links I liked

    posted to Chris Blattman on Fri 19th Feb 10

    1. Would Africa be wealthier if it were rainier?2. All the flights on one site3. Go see this movie4. Economics of marijuana markets

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  • A sentence to ponder

    posted to Free Market Mojo on Sat 15th May 10

    At any time, an estimated 10 million people are traveling across China by train.From FP Passport (via Chris Blattman)

  • A sentence to ponder

    posted to Free Market Mojo on Sat 15th May 10

    At any time, an estimated 10 million people are traveling across China by train.From FP Passport (via Chris Blattman)

  • Smarter women consume more alcohol

    posted to Free Market Mojo on Thu 8th Apr 10

    The Gothamist reports a new study (via Chris Blattman):The researchers found that women who went to university consume more alcohol than their less-educated counterpartsand they are twice as likely to drink on a daily basis. In fact, this can all be predicted