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David Roodman
Worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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"It is no surprise that the hand-wringers over fertility decline are usually men."
Birthrates are falling around the world. And that’s O.K.
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This is an unauthorized copy of my video, which was released under the Creative Commons license with attribution. Original at Cutting Edge & Charm City perform Bal do Sabre, Brooklyn, February 2012 high-res
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I review +William Easterly's new book, Tyranny of Experts. Some parts really bug me but a lot of it is great.
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One thing I like about having a non-institutional blog is that I can write about pretty much anything. Here's my first enjoyment of that freedom, about what I've learned over the last few years about taking care of one's back. Bottom line: stand up!
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My public comment draft for +GiveWell reviewing the scientific literature on how deaths affect births. Was Malthus right that saving lives increases misery per capita? (Answer: less and less true.) Please share and critique so that I can improve it.
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I sound off a little bit on the "data revolution."
Written by David Roodman, freelance policy consultant based in Washington, DC. He blogs at davidroodman.com. This is the latest post in our blog series on ‘What kind of ‘data revolution’ do we need...
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A simple post comparing maps made 53 years apart.
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We execute my son again.
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One of the absolute highlights of the New York Sword Ale last weekend--though better in person.
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  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Senior Economic Advisor, 2013 - 2014
  • Center for Global Development
    Senior Fellow, 2002 - 2013
  • Worldwatch Institute
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Senior economic advisor at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; father; husband; son; dancer; piano hacker
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    Mathematics, 1986 - 1990
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The development assistance committee is allowing donors to count hard loans as aid. It needs a wake-up call, says David Roodman

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The Impact of Microcredit on the Poor in Bangladesh: Revisiting the Evid...
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The Impact of Microcredit on the Poor in Bangladesh: Revisiting the Evidence - Working Paper 174 (June 2013 revision). 6/18/09. David Roodma

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David Roodman and Julia Clark. This Thursday, the World bank will host the unveiling of the latest edition of the best-known ranking of thin

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Forbes India Magazine - Vijay Mahajan: We’re Very Much Alive
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BASIX chairman Vijay Mahajan tells the microfinance company is trying everything to climb out of the pit that it finds itself in

» The Rush for the Entrances in Myanmar » Global Development: Views from...
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Over the last ten years, donors have publicly declared that they would improve how they operate in order to make aid work better. They would

» Four Arguments against the Elimination of Child Labor » David Roodman'...
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Don’t get me wrong: sarcastic headline aside, I’m not in favor of the exploitation of children. However, I feel moved to speak against a rec

» The Nine Ladies Snap Back » David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog
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The nine client-members on the board of the Grameen Bank, all women, have made a sassy public response to the interim report of the commissi

» Much Grameen Bank Investigation, Signifying What? » David Roodman's Mi...
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The machinations around the Grameen Bank over the last two years have a had a paradoxical, dreamlike quality. Harsh words have been spoken b

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After months of online controversy as he blogged on his findings, a researcher publishes his book on the limitations and failures of a vaunt

Bangladesh targets Yunus's social businesses
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(AFP) – 2 hours ago. DHAKA — Bangladesh Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith has said the government will form a commission to ensure "accoun

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Hoangmai Pham on her youth "Running Saigon"
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