Blogs I Follow
- Key leader in the Burkina Faso tri-border area interviewed about… how to spend lots of money!
- Who would have thought in other countries there is also demand for protectionism? Ghana’s footwear manufacturing industry
- Recent reading and viewing recommendations
- Great quote from Teju Cole, “Every Day is for the Thief” about markets!
- A most disturbing finding about ethnicity in Kenya
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Author Archives: mkevane
Great interview with Le Pays. L’Emir du Liptako est l’autorité coutumière suprême dans la province du Seno. Sa Majesté a bien voulu nous accorder une interview à travers laquelle il nous fait remonter dans l’histoire de l’Emirat du Liptako. Vu … Continue reading
Who would have thought in other countries there is also demand for protectionism? Ghana’s footwear manufacturing industry
“We are no longer able to compete with the influx of imported and inferior products on the Ghanaian market, and this is a worry to all stakeholders,” he noted, adding that this called for prompt intervention on the part of … Continue reading
The Hydrogen Sonata, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, was a long but good read. Infused with Banks’ theme (in all the novels of his I have read so far) of loneliness and, well I have to say … Continue reading
“One goes to the market to participate in the world. As with all things that concern the world, being in the market requires caution. The market – the essence of the city – is always alive with possibility and danger. … Continue reading
Trickle-Down Ethnic Politics: Drunk and Absent in the Kenya Police Force (1957-1970) Oliver Vanden Eynde, Patrick M. Kuhn and Alexander Moradi American Economic Journal: Economic Policy Vol. 10, Issue 3 — August 2018 How does ethnic politics affect the state’s … Continue reading
Choices, choices: Radio campaign to reduce rural child mortality or public transport infrastructure for Ouagadougou
Two items of note popped up this week. First, an economic analysis of the cost-effectiveness of a mass radio campaign to encourage women’s use of health centers. Very cost effective, apparently. The direct program cost was $7,749,128 and it apparently … Continue reading
In a program I am writing I want the same utility file to be run on different datasets and certain variables in the dataset. But the datasets have different sets of variables. So a nice Stata tip, adapted for my … Continue reading