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Weekly links September 29: mixed methods (not just for footnotes), parenting in China, step away from that quadratic, and more…

Summary:
Excellent VoxDev piece by Donaldson and Atkin on how high intra-country trade costs are in Ethiopia and Nigeria (and how they go about measuring this). Uri Simonsohn on why using a quadratic to test for a U-shaped relationship is a very bad idea and what to do instead. “Glasses askew and gray hair tousled, Scott ...

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David McKenzie
David McKenzie is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group, Finance and Private Sector Development Unit. He received his B.Com.(Hons)/B.A. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.

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