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A Really Cool World Bank President

Jim Yong Kim, President Obama‘s nominee for World Bank president, is a man of many talents, including his ability to rap (at the two-minute mark): Read More »



The Economics of Economics Blogs

Last week, the World Bank blog Development Impact wrote about the influence of economics blogs on downloads of research papers. It included Freakonomics.com, as well as 5 other blogs — Aid Watch, Chris Blattman, NYT’s Economix, Marginal Revolution, and Paul Krugman. Using stats from Research Papers in Economics, it found spikes after blogs cover a paper. For us, it found a 450-470 increase in abstract views and downloads. Check out their cool graph: Read More »