Writing

Book Reviews

Book Review Shrewd Samaritan: Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving Our Global Neighbor by Bruce WydickChristian Relief, Development, and Advocacy: A Journal of the Accord Network, Winter 2020, pp. 33-34.

Book Review Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities by Gary Saul Morson and Morton SchapiroFaith & Economics, Issue 71, 2018.

Book Review Experimental Conversations: Perspectives on Randomized Trials in Development Economics (ed.) Timothy Ogden; (with Marc F. Bellemare) American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 100, Issue 2, pp. 642–64, 2018.

Book Review Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science by Dani RodrikFaith & Economics, Fall 2016, Issue No. 68, pp. 121-126.

Book Review Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard H. ThalerFaith & Economics, Fall 2015; Issue No. 66, pp.169-174.

Guest Blog-Posts

Being Light: Navigating the Blogosphere for Faith-Based Development Professionals; Christian Relief, Development, and Advocacy: A Journal of the Accord Network, Summer 2021, pp. 15-17.

Does covid-19 raise the risk of violent conflict? Not everywhere.; (with Colette Salemi); Monkey Cage Blog, Washington Post, October 15, 2020.

Faithful Economics in an Imperfect WorldPilgrimage Day 6, Anselem House, University of Minnesota, 2020.

The Unintended Consequences of Regulating “Conflict Minerals” in Africa’s Great Lakes RegionDevelopment Impact Blog – Job Market Paper Series, The World Bank Group, 2019.

What Happened to the 1890 Complete Count Data?Use It For Good, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 2019.

Why Good Policy Requires Responsible Communication and Consumption of Research; (with Katie Thompson); Shared Justice, an initiative of the Center for Public Justice, 2019.

The faiV: Week of July 23, 2018Financial Access Initiative, New York University, 2018.

IPUMS FAQs: Where are the data quality flags for income variables?Use It For Good, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 2018.

IPUMS FAQs: Why isn’t the large U.S. city I’m interested in analyzing identifiable in the data?Use It For Good, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 2018.

IPUMS FAQs: Why don’t my calculations perfectly match official statistics?; Use It For Good, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 2018.

IPUMS FAQs: How can I merge my IPUMS CPS file with a NBER CPS file?Use It For Good, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 2017.

IPUMS FAQs: How do I link basic monthly samples to the ASEC sample?Use It For Good, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 2017.

IPUMS FAQs: Why is the 2014 sample twice as large as the total population?Use It For Good, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 2017.

IPUMS FAQs: Sample WeightsUse It For Good, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 2017.

IPUMS FAQs: Missing U.S. CountiesUse It For Good, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 2017.

Amid Uncertainty for Federal Statistics Collection, Daily Use IncreasesUse It For Good, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 2017.

Policymakers Don’t Learn Much from Impact Evaluations (and what can be done about it)Learning Lab, An initiative of the United States Agency for International Development, 2017.

The Carrier Deal and Questions of Economic InjusticeShared Justice, an initiative of the Center for Public Justice, 2016.

The Real-Life Psychological Impacts of Poverty Traps; AgriLinks, An initiative of the United States Agency for International Development, 2016.

The Economics that Really Matters: Hope for Rural Smallholder FarmersGlobal Food For Thought, The Global Food and Agriculture Program at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 2016.

To End Global Poverty We Need More Evidence, Not Less Aid: A Review of ‘Poverty, Inc.”; (blog republish) Shared Justice, an initiative of the Center for Public Justice, 2016.

Unjust Lending: One Church Takes Note and Inspires Change in City; (with Lauren Walker); Shared Justice, an initiative of the Center for Public Justice, 2015.

Measuring hope: Lessons from Rural MyanmarEconomics That Really Matters, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2015.

The Hidden Cost of the Winter Olympics; RELEVANT Magazine, 2014.

13 Lessons 2013 Taught Us about Enacting ChangeRELEVANT and Reject Apathy Magazine, 2013.

Conference Round-Ups

The Economics of Violence, Conflict, and Crime in Developing Countries | MidDev 2019 RecapEconomics that Really Matters, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2019.

The Causes and Consequences of Conflict and Violence | CSAE Recap; (with Heidi Kaila); Economics that Really Matters, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2019.

MIEDC 2018: Recap (1) Agriculture and Finance, (2) Education and Health, (3) Poverty, Labor, Politics, and Methods; (with Khandker Wahedur Rahman and Harshada Karnik); Economics That Really Matters, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2018.

MIEDC 2016: Recap; (with Leah Bevis and Linden McBride); Economics That Really Matters, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2016