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Oct 12 2015 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Ran Abramitzky argues that relaxing immigration rules would reinforce a safety valve in developing countries that allows people with few options to seek better lives elsewhere.
Sep 21 2015 | Posted In: Graduate Student Profiles
Emanuele Colonnelli, a SCID Graduate Student Fellow, studies corruption, transparency and the efficiency loss when economic decisions are based on connections rather than merit.
Sep 15 2015 | Posted In: Graduate Student Profiles
An important part of Agustina Paglayan’s research agenda is the construction of an original historical database that traces the evolution of education quantity and quality across countries and over time, going as far back as the 1870s.
Sep 10 2015 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Combining an interest in trade theory, economic history, and transportation, Dave Donaldson has pioneered more precise ways of estimating internal trade costs in developing regions.
Jun 19 2015 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
Can improved access to information loosen the grip of tribal allegiances and open a path to better governance? 
May 22 2015 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
The fact that African management quality varies so widely indicates that best management practices aren’t diffusing effectively along business peer networks.

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