March 21, 2017
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NCID Researcher and Fellow Joseph Gomes recently published the findings of a research project on the Center for Economic Policy Research's (CEPR) Policy Portal, Vox EU. 

You can read the article in its entirety here on voxeu.org. The project is a joint work with Klaus Desmet (Southern Methodist University) and Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín (Universidad Carlos III). 

Summary: Diverse countries tend to have more conflict, lower development, and worse public goods, poss...

February 23, 2017
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Non-Resident Fellow of the NCID, Rabah Arezki, Chief of the Commodities Unit in the International Monetary Fund's Research department, has written an article on the iMFdirect blog, the IMF's global economy forum. This blog post explores the state of global food markets and issues of food security. It argues that important inefficiencies impede the well functioning of global food markets and threaten the food security of low income countries that are increasingly dependent of food imports.

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February 21, 2017
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Alex Armand, researcher at NCID, will be conducting a Randomized Control Trial in Uttar Pradesh, India. The project, titled ‘Community toilet use in slums: willingness to pay and the role of informational and supply side constraints in Urban Uttar Pradesh', will be led by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in London. The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) will fund the project that will be jointly executed by Britta Augsburg, Senior Economist at IFS.

The study will take pl...

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