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David Roodman
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Freelance consultant, former senior economic advisor at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & senior fellow at CGD; father; husband; son; dancer; piano hacker
Freelance consultant, former senior economic advisor at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & senior fellow at CGD; father; husband; son; dancer; piano hacker

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An exciting new paper for all you folks who wish your wild bootstraps would go faster. Including my mom, of course.
https://davidroodman.com/blog/2018/06/21/fast-and-wild-new-paper-on-my-boottest-program/
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rom worms to mosquitoes: I reanalyzed Bleakley (2010) on the eradication of malaria from the Americas as I did Bleakley (2007) on eradication of hookworm from the American South. The malaria study stands up much better.
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I guess the campaign to rid the South of hookworm 100 years ago didn't have such big benefits after all. See my new reanalysis.
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My new evidence review on whether putting fewer people behind prison walls would increase crime outside those walls.
Mostly not.
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I revisit my risk estimate for major geomagnetic storms.
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Second of two posts on the controversy over whether we should mass deworm children in poor countries.
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