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Hi all, I used to open these emails with asides about the cricket and weather (quiet, and terrible today), but recently it just seems to be obituaries and rants. 2016’s Final Destination-like run through my favourite musicians has apparently extended … Continue reading

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Mining and Growth in Africa

By Sambit Bhattacharyya, Nemera Mamo, Alexander Moradi – University of Sussex Living standards appear to have improved in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last two decades, mainly riding on the back of relatively high global commodity prices. For example, Figure 2 … Continue reading

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Save the date for next year’s CSAE Conference: 18-20 March 2018!

This year’s CSAE Conference was a great success, with more than 445 participants from over 35 countries, 109 sessions (with three plenary sessions) and 335 papers presented. We are therefore glad to already announce next year’s edition, which will take place from … Continue reading

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The latest on Firms: More on the (missing?) missing middle debate, firms re-visited ten years later and does non-cognitive skills training encourage entrepreneurship?

Firms were a popular topic at the CSAE Conference. While two years ago there were only four sessions dedicated to firms, this year there were a solid seven sessions dedicated to firms (overtaking Labour!). In our last round-up blog on … Continue reading

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Households and networks: Will your friend’s job search get you a job? Does land title registration work?

More fresh papers from the CSAE Conference! Elwyn Davies, Viviana Perego, Emma Riley and Marc Witte give an overview of a selection papers on networks, households and gender. Are there spillovers from your friend’s job search? Does the language you speak matter … Continue reading

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The future of donor agencies in Africa: an open and honest debate

The final plenary at this year’s CSAE conference asked about ‘The future of donor agencies in Africa, and was chaired by Stefan Dercon (CSAE director, University of Oxford). The participants were Lindy Cameron (Director General, DFID), Albert Engel (Internal Director … Continue reading

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Does exposure to wartime sexual violence create domestic violence? The latest research on intimate partner violence

In analyses of violence, domestic violence is often neglected, even though it is one of the most common forms of violence, as was argued by Anke Hoeffler earlier on our blog. At the CSAE Conference several papers were presented looking … Continue reading

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The papers of the CSAE Conference, summarized in one sentence

Could you not attend this year’s CSAE Conference? Or were there too many interesting sessions happening at the same time? Just like last year (part 1 and part 2) and in 2015, the World Bank team at the Development Impact … 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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What to take into account when measuring poverty? Poverty and Inequality at #OxCSAE2017

Measuring poverty can be challenging. Rocco Zizzamia and Elwyn Davies reflect on a selection of papers from the CSAE Conference sessions on poverty and inequality and discuss what happens if you stop taking households as units (your calculated GINI coefficient might be off!) … Continue reading

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