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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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