Links I Liked

May 16, 2016

     By Duncan Green     

Oxfam Intermon use a hidden camera to record the reactions to paying more for your beer (and link it to tax dodging). Simple but effective

Update on what I’m up to. Speaking at Manchester (tomorrow) and LSE (25th May). I’m also putting all vlogs up on youtube, and all FP2P posts are now going up on Medium.

I presume it’s in my interest for an FP2P reader to be my new boss? Oxfam GB Director Of Campaigns, Policy & citations-table-1Influencing. Closing date 31st May

Guy Verhofstadt comprehensively destroys Europe’s refugee ‘policy’ [h/t Alex Evans]

The most cited publications in the social sciences (according to Google Scholar). Kuhn (Scientific Revolutions) comes top of a long list of clever chaps (no women in top 25)

Who becomes a terrorist & why? Summary of the debate between French scholars on the relative weight of different factors (Islam, alienation, generational revolt)

Forget logframes, please welcome the Searchframe, from Matt Andrews and the Doing Development Differently crew. Will it catch on?

The Anti-Corruption Summit generated lots of good analysis as well as some awkward moments

tax havens explainedDo donors want zero tolerance of corruption or results? Because there are trade-offs. Alina Rocha Menocal and Heather Marquette explain

Great overview of the state of the anti-corruption movement and evidence, from Alan Hudson

Damning verdict and summary of the Summit outcomes from the Tax Justice Network. CGD disagrees, finding stuff to applaud on open contracting (Charles Kenny) and UK decision to publish list of beneficial owners of companies who own property in UK or bid for government business (Owen Barder).

And last week was the 10th anniversary of the legendary mistaken identity interview on the BBC. Enjoy the way Guy Goma, who had come in for a job interview, rose to the challenge of being interviewed on live TV about the internet. Pure class. [h/t Ian Birrell]

May 16, 2016
Duncan Green