Links I Liked

January 15, 2018

     By Duncan Green     


Blimey, that was quite a week. Here are a few things I managed to read in the eye of the #sausagefest-gate twitterstorm:

Audience member interrupting lecture

Men asking questions in seminars – the cartoon version

Raj Chetty in 14 charts: Big findings on opportunity and mobility in US.

Why other African states should not follow the “Rwandan model”. Nick Cheeseman piece ‘born of out my frustration with people telling me that things would be better in their country if only their president could “do a Kagame”’

Loch Ness Monster graph

From pachyderms to the Loch Ness Monster. The updated version of the famous elephant curve shows slower gains for much of the globe and more concentration of growth in the top 1 percent.

Systematic review of ‘research impact’ literature finds it’s mainly a UK preoccupation, and in serious need of a bit of conceptual rigour

Making Sense of Complexity, wonderful explanatory graphic strip from Sarah Firth.

Alice Evans (a lecturer in Development Studies at Kings College) asks ‘how did Latin America buck the trend of rising income inequality? And what can we learn from this?’

Useful summary of what the ‘Building State Capability’ team at Harvard got up to in 2017.

Don’t forget to check your child’s homework.

kids homework
January 15, 2018
Duncan Green