Tag Archives: Chris Blattman

IMF and Ebola: why we don’t have any good answers

The debate on whether IMF has any blame for Ebola has been frustrating, even infuriating. It is going to continue to be frustrating largely because: “Who is to blame for Ebola?” is really not a good question. In turn, we … Continue reading

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What if everything we know about poor countries’ economies is totally wrong?

The results of a phone interview with Dylan Matthews at VOX. Read the full interview here.

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Bill Gates reviews my book

Favourably and fairly I think.  Bill Gates says: Yet it is clear to me that we need to devote greater resources to getting basic GDP numbers right. As Jerven argues, site national statistics offices across Africa need more support so … Continue reading

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