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Links Round-up: what development should be about, poverty lines, firms and inequality

Every week, Ranil Dissanayake updates us on the latest interesting links and other readings he came across. Ranil is a Senior Economist at the UK Department for International Development, but the opinions expressed in his writings are entirely his own and do not … Continue reading

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Links Round-up: Chinese import competition, the importance of numbers and the CSAE Conference

Every week, Ranil Dissanayake updates us on the latest interesting links and other readings he came across. This week’s topics: Chinese import competition, the importance of numbers and the CSAE Conference. Ranil is a Senior Economist at the UK Department for International Development. … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Every week, Ranil Dissanayake updates us on the latest interesting links and other readings he came across. Ranil is a Senior Economist at the UK Department for International Development, but the opinions expressed in his writings are entirely his own and do not … Continue reading

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Links round-up

How da bodi? Apparently, that’s how you greet someone in Krio, the lingua franca of Freetown. Unless, of course, someone is pulling my leg, which is always somewhere between ‘likely’ and ‘certain’. I’ve been here since Sunday and since the … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  These links seem often start with obituaries these days (which is probably down to nothing more than my age, and consequently the ages of my role models and intellectual heroes growing up – many of who were 30-40 … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  So it seems like every week these e-mails start with an obit or some cricketing insanity. This week we’ve got both: first India’s continuing attempt to re-popularise binary coding outside of the computing field (just look at all … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  Days when Sri Lanka win a last-ball victory against Australia and Lasith Malinga gets through four overs without accidentally breaking his bowling arm in the process of sitting down are good days. We should savour them when they … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  “If I say one in ten girls doesn’t go to school, or one in seven girls doesn’t go to school – I’m not talking about statistics. I’m talking about girls. There’s this idea that numbers are something else. … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  I’m on leave tomorrow, so the links come early. Normally this intro would be where I make a token Taylor Swift joke and a glum mention of the latest cricketing disasters (seriously  – 8 wickets in 19 balls? … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all, Strange things are happening in the world these days. Rafa and Roger are about to contest an Australian Open final, causing me to check my calendar; England thumped India in a Twenty20, causing me to dig a deep … Continue reading

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