Thursday , August 16 2018
Home / Impact Evaluations / Weekly links Feb 9: tracking Ghanaian youth as they age, envying Danish data, coding better, communicating less badly, and more….

Weekly links Feb 9: tracking Ghanaian youth as they age, envying Danish data, coding better, communicating less badly, and more….

Summary:
DEC has a fantastic lecture series going on at the moment. This week we had Pascaline Dupas. Videos of the talks are online. Of particular interest to our readers, will be her discussion of the techniques used for how they managed to re-interview 95% of Ghanaian youth after 10 years; and of how they messed ...

Topics:
David McKenzie considers the following as important:

This could be interesting, too:

Bank of Japan writes Average Interest Rates by Type of Deposit

New York Fed writes Just Released: Cleaning Up Collections

Amol Agrawal writes India vs Indonesia: Comparing the two economies

Amol Agrawal writes How a Swiss bank was toppled by a financial scandal in Malaysia – and what can be learned from it

  • DEC has a fantastic lecture series going on at the moment. This week we had Pascaline Dupas. Videos of the talks are online. Of particular interest to our readers, will be her discussion of the techniques used for how they managed to re-interview 95% of Ghanaian youth after 10 years; and of how they messed up asking about labor market outcomes the first time they tried due to the sporadic nature of work for many youth (and something I hadn’t thought about – people working for the government whose payments have been delayed, so are owed back wages, but didn’t actually get paid in the last month).
  • In VoxEU, revealed vs reported preference – when asked if they saved or spent their stimulus payments, people’s answers were qualitatively informative of actual behavior seen from observed spending data; and when asked how much they spent, gives a reasonable measure of average spending propensity – but these questions aren’t so good at capturing which households respond more.
David McKenzie
Development Impact blogger, World Bank researcher focusing on small businesses and migration, All Blacks fan...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *