CEGA in the News
Jul 5, 2015 - On June 8 and 9, more than 100 scholars and policymakers gathered at The University of California at Berkeley for the second edition of the Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA). Organized jointly by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the World Bank’s Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region, the conference focused on the causes and impacts of conflict and fragility in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jun 25, 2015 - The scientific community has taken a major step forward with the publication of a set of flexible but ambitious guidelines for the open reporting of research findings. The guidelines, intended for adoption by academic journals in all disciplines, were developed by the Transparency and Openness Committee (TOP) and published in Science. Temina Madon shares the news about the guidelines on the UC Berkeley blog.
Jun 9, 2015 - The new open access journal, Development Engineering, created by UC Berkeley and Elsevier, is helping researchers in developing countries publish their work. Read more in this article by Executive Director Temina Madon and Ashok Gadgil.
May 21, 2015 - This guest post on The Monkey Cage blog mentions research conducted by Faculty Director Ted Miguel and colleagues about the impact of climate change on conflict. As high temperatures impact crop yields, more people are likely to take up arms leading to increased violence.
May 21, 2015 - Executive Director Temina Madon shares the launch of the Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science on the LSE Impact blog. The prizes look to provide recognition, visibility and cash awards to the next generation of researchers and senior faculty who promote more open practices.
May 12, 2015 - CEGA affiliates Joshua Graff Zivin and Sol Hsiang have published a new working paper demonstrating the impacts of warmer temperatures on the brain. The authors are calling the study the “first economic analysis of the relationship between temperature/climate and human capital.”
Apr 27, 2015 - CEGA affiliates Lucas Davis and Paul Gertler have developed a new energy model which examines the relationship between climate, income growth, and air conditioning adoption. The study, “Contribution of Air Conditioning Adoption to Future Energy Use under Global Warming", points to significant potential global impacts from air conditioning usage. The research was highlighted in The Washington Post.
Apr 14, 2015 - Partnerships Manager Carson Christiano, Executive Director Temina Madon and affiliate Paul Gertler authored a blog post on The Guardian discussing the ways in which technology is changing how people around the world send and receive money. New ways to track transactions and behaviors are also evolving.
Jul 4, 2014 - CEGA's Faculty Director Edward Miguel on NPR Morning Edition comments on "manipulation" in social science research in the context of a recent Facebook study.
Jun 27, 2014 - CEGA Faculty Director Ted Miguel received the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Award for Public Service for his research demonstrating the benefits of school-based deworming in Kenya. The award honors research by faculty that addresses critical needs and issues affecting local, national, or global communities.
Jun 24, 2014 - Development Engineering's a growing, multi-disciplinary field that formalizes the use of technology to address development challenges will soon have its own journal. CEGA Executive Director Temina Madon recently announced the 2015 launch of a new journal of Development Engineering in SciDevNet. The open-access journal will accelerate the field's expansion and provide a high-impact outlet for publications by development economists and engineers alike.
Jun 3, 2014 - Due to malnourishment, some 200 million toddlers in poor countries have under-developed brains. CEGA Scientific Director Paul Gertler is featured on NPR's Morning Edition for his study in Science which suggests more play time with mom can dramatically reverse the damage.
May 16, 2014 - In a guest blog post for the Washington Post, CEGA Affiliate and UC Berkeley faculty, Thad Dunning, proposes how to improve social science research, specifically in the study of political accountability.
May 15, 2014 - CEGA Faculty Director, Ted Miguel, cited in NYU's Financial Access Initiative blog on how to increase data transparency in the social sciences.
May 10, 2014 - The flood-tolerant rice variety "Sub-Swarna1" holds the potential to save crops, spare hunger, and usher in the second "Green Revolution". Check out the research of CEGA affiliates Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry as featured in The Economist.
May 2, 2014 - The Bay Area's tech sector philanthropists and some of leading its research institutions, including UC Berkeley's Center for Effective Global Action, are the vanguard of a national trend toward providing better metrics.
May 2, 2014 - A blog on NextBillion.net featured CEGA's annual Evidence to Action symposium on May 1.
Mar 27, 2014 - The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), UC Berkeley, MIT, and Harvard will convene on research projects targeted at serving the bottom of the pyramid (BOP). The four institutions will carry out empirical research in the Indian market for a range of innovative products in water filtration, pollution monitoring and healthcare mobile technology.