Links I Like [4.14]

1. What do development economists do?

2. Economists Aren’t All Bad Including the origins of the characterization “the dismal science”.

3. When Blind is Not Beautiful A response to that blistering post by the Boring Development blog about development field experiments not using double blind placebo methodology.

4. The Politics of Hunger: How Illusion and Greed Fan the Food Crisis This is (one reason) why I’m joining the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics at MSU in the fall.

5. Africa’s Tech Edge This is why I am a big fan of MPESA.

6. Show Them the Money: Why Giving Cash Helps Alleviate Poverty Raising the important new development question: “Are we doing more good than the poor could do on their own with the same amount of money?”

7. Most reviews of Thomas Piketty’s book. GFGI.