The Impact of Increasing Charter School Enrollment on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from Michigan

By Charles Weber. Harvard University.

Does increasing student access to charter schools lead to more equitable outcomes for all? More specifically, does increasing the number of students who attend charters in a district lead to a narrowing achievement gap… Continue reading The Impact of Increasing Charter School Enrollment on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from Michigan

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Beyond Cash: Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Shreyas K. Shrikanth. University of Texas-Austin.

In an analysis of the current state of mobile money, I observe that despite the additional economic cost of using mobile money services instead of cash, there is still a demand for mobile money services in Kenya and Tanzania. Continue reading Beyond Cash: Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa

Contraception Employed: Using Economic Models to Predict the Effect of Employment on Condom Usage in Brazil

By Seth M. Morokoff. Princeton University.

Two separate theoretical frameworks suggest that employment may have a negative di- rectional effect on the probability of condom usage in the developing world. Continue reading Contraception Employed: Using Economic Models to Predict the Effect of Employment on Condom Usage in Brazil