Category Archives: Burkina Faso

Where Economics is going: Increasingly integrated into decision-making in a routine way, as in decisions about whether to go to jail while awaiting trial

We examine how machine learning can be used to improve and understand human decision-making. In particular, we focus on a decision that has important policy consequences. Millions of times each year, judges must decide where defendants will await trial—at home … Continue reading

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Jebel Marra in Darfur, Sudan

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Basenji – Chroma

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Wasting time getting ready for class: Powerpoint tip

Someday you might use this: I have two text boxes that I would like to appear repeatedly on a PowerPoint slide. For example I want box one to appear for five seconds, then box two, then box one again, box … Continue reading

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Books read in 2016, ranked by “Ones I would encourage you to read first”

Looks like I read 20 novels in 2016 (though I will probably read a couple more over break). Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend Michael Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things Stephen Jarvis’s Death and Mr. Pickwick Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The … Continue reading

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Le Burkina post-transition from Africa Research Institute

Good short analysis of the political and economic situation in Burkina Faso.  I disagree with the last point made though, that economic policy success depends on “finding the resources.”  I think that an engaged president could do much more to … Continue reading

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Worrisome perspective on security situation in Mali

The overall objective sought by the terrorists is to provoke the withdrawal of the operation Barkhane troupes. Indeed, for the main cities of northern Mali, these troupes constitute the only credible protection. The end of Barkhane would cause a collapse … Continue reading

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