The 2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science have been announced!

With these awards The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences recognizes senior researchers who have led improvements in science education and junior researchers who have advanced transparency through their work.

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A Conversation with Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Vodacom Tanzania
The Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) team recently sat down with the Director of M-Commerce at Vodacom Tanzania to talk about his career, his interest in collaborating with researchers, and the launch of digital credit products in Tanzania.

EDI Launches New Call for Proposals
In partnership with Economic Development and Institutions (EDI), CEGA has released a call for randomized controlled trails that evaluate reforms to public institutions in developing countries. The deadline to submit the brief pre-proposal form is 5:00 pm PST Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

A new working paper on an ATAI-funded study in Ethiopia, co-authored by CEGA Affiliate Craig McIntosh, evaluates the impacts of a combined rainfall-indexed insurance and loan product on use of agricultural inputs.

Michael Callen on Policymaking & Evidence
The Washington Post has published an article by CEGA Affiliate Michael Callen and co-authors on the barriers to use of evidence by policymakers in India and Pakistan.

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, CEGA Affiliate Sol Hsiang and co-author make the case for timely U.S. Government assistance to rebuild Puerto Rico’s infrastructure in the wake of Hurricane Maria, stressing that prompt and sustained disaster relief could attenuate these losses.