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Examining the macro effects of MNREGA
The introduction of MNREGA increased economic activity as measured by night-time lights and banking deposits, but mostly in richer districts
Adaptive experiments for policy research
Adaptive sampling has the potential to ensure that experiments better meet the learning goals of policymakers and are more beneficial to participants...
Finally, 2020 comes to a close! From the desk of the Editor-in-Chief
Tavneet Suri looks at VoxDev over 2020
VoxDev’s editor-in-chief introduces its new feature – VoxDevLits, dynamic literature reviews edited by a community of scholars working in the field
Measuring the cost of living in Mexico and the US
Data on prices and quantities of consumer packaged goods suggest that Mexican real consumption relative to the US is larger than previously estimated
VoxDev turns three! Note from the Editor-in-Chief
A note from Tavneet Suri, our Editor-in-Chief, on our three-year anniversary
What’s wrong with economics?
How can economists better communicate with the wider public to regain the profession’s credibility?
Measuring deprivation: Going beyond income poverty and accounting for premature mortality
A year prematurely lost is as bad as a year spent in poverty. Aggregating these indices offers a more accurate insight into the progress of nations
Skills and personality matter, but how do we capture them?
Data from developing country settings highlight the risk of misinterpreting non-cognitive skills and personality using existing measures