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Hear about the cutting edge of development economics from research to practice.

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Hear about the cutting edge of development economics from research to practice.

    Better bureaucrats in a crisis

    Better bureaucrats in a crisis

    What role do bureaucrats play in a crisis? We might think that the best bureaucracy would be made up of people who are very good at doing exactly what they are told. But research into the impact of the 1918 flu pandemic in India suggests that other factors may be important too. Guo Xu talks to Tim Phillips.

    • 14 min
    How corporate debarment affects workers in Brazil

    How corporate debarment affects workers in Brazil

    What are the consequences for workers if they are employed by a firm that is sanctioned for corruption? We’re back in Brazil: Christiane Szerman tells Tim Phillips that the quest to do the right thing is catching guilty companies – but with devastating consequences for thousands of employees.

    • 13 min
    The unequal effects of pollution

    The unequal effects of pollution

    Every year, ambient air pollution kills 3 million people, and causes respiratory problems for hundreds of millions more. Can low-paid workers avoid the harmful effects of air pollution without losing income? Bridget Hoffmann and Juan Pablo Rud talk to Tim Phillips about what data from Mexico City reveals.

    • 12 min
    Job loss and crime in Brazil

    Job loss and crime in Brazil

    When workers become unemployed, do some turn to crime instead – and does unemployment insurance make a difference? Diogo Britto and Paolo Pinotti tell Tim Phillips about how disaggregated data gives a powerful new insight on the relationship between job loss and crime.

    • 16 min
    Politics at work

    Politics at work

    Does who you vote for influence the chances that you are hired, fired, and promoted? Edoardo Teso tells Tim Phillips about Brazil’s politically polarised labour market.

    • 14 min
    Expanding access to clean water

    Expanding access to clean water

    Almost 2 billion people don’t have access to clean water, which means increased risk of disease, especially for young children. Pascaline Dupas tells Tim Phillips how an experiment in Malawi that provided access to the chemicals to treat dirty water may save lives in many other countries too.

    • 15 min

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chiecon ,

Great podcast for development economists

Would be great if the episode note had the citation and link to the paper posted.

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