Common Tragedies

Thoughts on Environmental Economics

Survey research quote of the… month? year?

Posted by Daniel Hall on February 27, 2008

This probably only makes much sense to our academic audience (does it exist?), but Chris Blattman has a trenchantly funny aside about research he’s conducting on a program working for inter-ethnic harmony in Serbia/Kosovo:

I’ll give you a preview of how the program is going so far: not so hot. On the other hand, from a pure research point of view, if you’re running a panel survey of youth ethnic and political attitudes, it does not hurt to have a declaration of independence midway between the two survey rounds.

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