Michael Andrew Clemens is an American development economist. He is a senior fellow and research manager at the Center for Global Development, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, where he leads the Migration and Development initiative and serves as CGD's Research Manager.
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Written for the smart and engaged middle school student, Your World, Better looks at how America and the World has changed since the reader's parents and grandparents were young: what has happened to health and wealth, homes, school and work, rights and democracy, war and the environment, happiness and depression. It reports the positive trends, th...
Despite being moderately older than a young teenager, I find this book gripping from the very first page. Highly recommended. – source
Michael ClemensApr 08, 2021
In The Plague Cycle, @charlesjkenny has an entire, fascinating chapter on the very long history of blaming infectious disease outbreaks on foreigners. The whole book offers a gripping and ultimately optimistic perspective on our current plight. – source
Michael ClemensFeb 16, 2021
Ballot box voting is often considered the essence of political freedom. But, it has two major shortcomings: individual voters have little chance of making a difference, and they also face strong incentives to remain ignorant about the issues at stake. "Voting with your feet," however, avoids both of these pitfalls and offers a wider range of choice...
I found this thesis original and compelling. There’s a book length treatment too, here—> – source
Michael ClemensJan 23, 2021
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“Why the news about the global decline of infectious diseases is not all good.” @TomBollyky's new book about the global health revolution spells out a new set of challenges for this century, including on migration – source
Michael ClemensSep 28, 2018
Fascinating new book by @ALeighMP accessibly reviews how and why randomized trials rose in the social sciences @yalepress One thing he doesn't explain is how a person can have time to both write such a book and serve in Parliament (!) – source
Michael ClemensAug 17, 2018