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New version of paper on family planning in Ethiopia available.

A new version of my paper with Kathleen Beegle and Luc Christiaensen on the effectiveness of family planning programs in Ethiopia is now available. You can find it here. The abstract is below. Although reproductive health advocates consider family planning … Continue reading

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Talks on income shocks and timing of fertility

I presented preliminary results from Shamma Alam and my work on “Income Shocks, Contraceptive Use, and Timing of Fertility” at University of Oregon in Eugene on 16 November and I will be presenting at the UW labor and development brown … Continue reading

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Presented Gone with the Wind? paper at the CSAE Conference 2012: Economic Development in Africa

I was in Oxford in March for the 2012 CSAE Conference: Economic Development in Africa. I presented my paper on the impact of hurricane risk on fertility and education decisions. The conference was great and the quality of the papers … Continue reading

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Ethiopia family planning paper out in World Bank research working paper series

It is World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5812 and you can find it either through SSRN or the World Bank. If you pick SSRN I can keep track of the interest, which is always nice.

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New version of “Family Planning and Fertility: Estimating Program Effects using Cross-sectional Data”

We (Kathleen Beegle, Luc Christiaensen and I) have just finished revising our paper on the effects of family planning on fertility in Ethiopia. You can find the new version, which has been submitted to a journal, here. The abstract is: … Continue reading

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A bit of “old” news on population growth

I really meant to put this up about a month ago, but here we go. The UN recently released the World Population Prospects: The 2010 Revision. This predicts that the world’s population will be 9.3 billion by 2050 and will … Continue reading

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CSAE and PAA conferences

Busy March: In addition to the PacDev mentioned below, I presented my work on family planning in Ethiopia at the 25th anniversary conference of the Centre for Studies of African Economies in Oxford and at the Population Association of America’s … Continue reading

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Live plenary sessions from the Centre for Studies of African Economies conference

I am heading to Oxford to participate in the CSAE conference. The plenary sessions will be aired live at http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/conferences/2011-EdiA/video.html The program is: Sunday 20 March 2011 14: 30- 16:00 GMT Panel Debate: Research, African Economic Policy and the Role … Continue reading

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Pacific Conference for Development Economics (PacDev)

I presented my paper on family planning in Ethiopia (joint with Kathleen Beegle and Luc Christiaesen, both from the World Bank) at the 8th annual Pacific Conference for Development Economics held at UC Berkeley. I also chaired a session on … Continue reading

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Rationing AIDS care

The PRI program, The World, has an interesting piece on how AIDS care end up being de facto rationed in Zambia. The program is part of a series of rationing in health care around the world.

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