Le Blog de Chris Blattman

Research, international development, foreign policy, and violent conflict

  • My teaching, research and writing lie at the intersection of public policy, economic development, civil war, political participation, and survey and statistical methods. So (most of the time) does my blogging.
  • I’m presently an Assistant Professor of Political Science & Economics at Yale University … (about me 1/2).

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About me 2/2: A CV is here. I have a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley, a MPA/ID from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo. 

In my pre-academic life I was a business consultant and (believe it or not) an accountant for Deloitte & Touche. But the best jobs I ever held were (a) rock-climbing instructor, and (b) music store salesman. (I have become considerably less cool since that time.)

In the end, though, my work ethic and habits derive from two years cooking chicken at a vaguely militant KFC outlet. After a manager resembling Hulk Hogan forces you to clean grease traps, you can handle pretty much anything.

I’m presently an adviser to the International Rescue Committee, the World Bank, the UN Peacebuilding Fund, Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister, and Liberia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Other affiliations: … (full text about me).

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