Faculty Director Ted Miguel's research on the impact of global warming on violence was mentioned on The Monkey Cage blog. The research shows that higher temperatures impact crop yields and in turn, diminished agricultural outputs lead more young men to take up arms.
The second Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held in Berkeley, California, on June 8-9, 2015. It will cover various topics pertinent to the causes, solutions, and understanding of conflict and fragility in sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley and the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region).
This month's impact note highlights the upcoming Annual Bank Conference in Africa, news coverage of research on financial inclusion and the impact of air conditioners on global warming, and opportunities to join the CEGA team.