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What do you know of Norway? Ranked #1 on many indicators

What do you know of Norway? Ranked #1 on many indicators

Norway: a “Northern miracle” through the eyes of statistics

Note: Currently, Norway is #1 in collecting Olympic medals of all kinds in South Korea winter game… 2,198 more words


Geo-Spatial Analysis Libya

by Alfio Cerami

 REV: 12/03/2018

This Story Map assesses the growth in prosperity shining (or “True GDP”) in Libya from 2012 to 2016.



Lemons and the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia

This is in the Journal of Economic History:

In this article, we study the rise of the Sicilian mafia using a unique dataset from the end of the nineteenth century.

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The U.S. Is Making a Mistake by Withdrawing from the EITI

Last month, the Trump Administration announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The decision was not wholly unexpected, especially since the Department of the Interior… 946 more words


Development Matters: Looking for Oil in Northern Nigeria

A few days ago I was rummaging through some national dailies. One of them, The Guardian of Nigeria, carried a very curious story on its front page. 1,148 more words

A few words about professor Rwengabo’s last report, or the Bayesian rectangle of reality

My editorial, from Amplepuis, France

I am in one of those moments when things to write about just pop up around me and I have trouble to pull it together coherently. 1,789 more words

A Very Brief History of the Democratic Republic of Congo

This year I’m using the DRC as a major case study in underdevelopment (it is last on the UN’s HDI rankings after all) – Here’s my (mainly cut and paste from Wikipedia) very brief history of the DRC – I’ll add in video links, general links, pictures and extracts from numerous books later…  1,667 more words

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