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CEGA Releases January 2018 Impact Note
This month's Impact Note features the new CEGA blog posts, Ofir Reich on the 80,000 Hours podcast, research on machine learning for refugee resettlement, and the recent WGAPE international meeting at NYU-Abu Dhabi
EASST 2018 Visiting Fellowship
The East African Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative invites East African researchers to apply for a 4-month fellowship (sabbatical) at UC Berkeley to build skills in rigorous social science research and impact evaluation, to be completed during Fall 2018, or Spring 2019.
PacDev 2018 Registration
The 2018 Pacific Development Conference (PacDev) will be held at the University of California, Davis on March 10. Click through for more information and how to register.
Featured EventAnnual Conference on Measurement Technology (IV): Artificial Intelligence for Economic Development
Mar 1, 2018
Manisha Shah Study Included in "Most Important Research of 2017"
Quartz asked 13 top economists to identify the most important research of 2017. CEGA affiliate Manisha Shah's study was featured on the list. The study used a natural experiment in Rhode Island, found that decriminalizing sex work made it safer but more common.
CEGA Featured on 80,000 Hours Podcast
The 80,000 Hours podcast recently interviewed CEGA Data Scientist Ofir Reich about his work using data science to fight poverty. In it, they discuss the use of machine learning to identify tax evaders in New Delhi, the importance of research transparency, and the Center’s connection to the broader effective altruism movement.