research institute for compassionate economics

Blog

RICE

Thank you, Tulsa!

By Dean Spears, on May 16th, 2012
  • Topics:

Diane, Avinash, and I all want to send a big thank you to my hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma for helping us celebrate rice's first birthday this past weekend! We had two parties, many meetings, too many samosas, and one big...Read More..

RICE

You can read it here: http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2012/05/Indias-Total-Sanitation-Campaign....Read More..

RICE

the rice roadshow

By on May 7th, 2012
  • Topics:

Sorry for the light blogging this past week --- we've been taking rice's research on tour. In five days Dean and Diane made five presentations in three cities. We'll write more soon about what we learned at a population conference...Read More..

RICE

In the last post, we saw how more than half of all rural households (55%) who wanted to work under NREGA, did not get even a days work in year 2009-10. All these households are entitled to unemployment allowance under...Read More..

RICE

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) is the largest anti-poverty program in India’s history and in the history of the developing world. Government of India allocated $8 billion (Rs. 400 billion) to NREGA in 2011-12--30% more than the...Read More..

RICE

I just wanted to piggy back on Avinash's post and share this link to the Wall Street Journal blog. It is an interesting story about integration at an elite private school in Delhi....Read More..

RICE

The Parliament of India passed a Right to Education (RTE) Act in 2009. One of the key provisions of this Act requires private schools to enroll at least 25% of their students from socially and economically backward groups and not...Read More..

RICE

Like rice on facebook!

By r.i.c.e., on April 21st, 2012
  • Topics:

www.facebook.com/riceinstitute...Read More..

RICE

Over the last couple of days, we’ve thought about how small is too small from a population perspective. But, in my recent fieldwork in Sitapur, I found myself asking the question, “how small is too small?” on an individual level....Read More..

RICE

rice’s first birthday party!

By r.i.c.e., on April 20th, 2012
  • Topics:

please join us in Tulsa on May 12th for rice's first birthday party!...Read More..

RICE

As I mentioned yesterday, today’s post is about how body sizes at different ages vary. That is—the graph of the average z-scores that you saw yesterday doesn’t tell the whole story. Not every child is at the average. Indeed, many...Read More..

RICE

It's been official since Monday: Jim Yong Kim will be the next president of the World Bank. President Obama's nomination was controversial for many reasons -- not least the mere fact that the U.S. president gets to pick the president...Read More..

RICE

Regular readers of our blog will know that we talk a lot about heights and weights. This is because in a resource scarce setting, body size is a useful way of telling how well off people are. Especially in a...Read More..

RICE

I found this today searching for the Indonesia Family Life Survey. It's from Current TV, what I know as Al Gore's TV channel. I laughed at the dig at spending on the the Delhi Metro (at 6:05) rather than latrines....Read More..

RICE

I have posted in our research section a new, complete version of the TSC paper, looking like an economics paper. Here's the abstract: Over a billion people worldwide defecate openly without a toilet or latrine, with profound health consequences: over...Read More..

RICE

Resisting drugs, resisting information

By Dean Spears, on April 2nd, 2012
  • Topics:

In my email today I received an announcement of a new paper “Price subsidies, diagnostic tests, and targeting of malaria treatment: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial,” by Jessica Cohen, Pascaline Dupas, and (disclosure: my friend) Simone Schaner. They report...Read More..

First 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Last