CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory Launches Request for Proposals

The Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) is soliciting proposals for rigorous studies evaluating the impact of digital credit and related consumer protection measures in emerging markets. Click through to learn more about the DCO and proposal requirements.

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May/June 2017 Impact Note
Our May/June Impact Note has been released! Read about the media's recent coverage of climate change research by Sol Hsiang, BITSS's new online course in research transparency, the experience of being an EASST fellow, our numerous events hosted this Summer, and more.

Digital Credit Observatory Announces Funding
The DCO is excited to announce its first funded research studies! Five pilot grants were awarded to support early-stage, exploratory research on digital credit and consumer protection in emerging markets. Click here to read more about the studies!

CEGA is Hiring!
CEGA seeks a motivated BITSS Program Associate to support its Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), as well as an Operations Associate to contribute to critical Center-wide administration. Please spread the word, and apply through the UC Berkeley Jobs portal now! 

Major News Coverage of Climate Change Research
Research from Solomon Hsiang, Marshall Burke, and Ted Miguel on the links between climate change and conflict has been receiving major news coverage. Most recently, there was a feature in New York Magazine, which received responses from The Atlantic and notable climate scientist Micheal E. Mann, along with a follow-up interview with the author of the NY Mag piece.

With support from Charles and Feralee Levin and Professor Richard J. Gilbert, CEGA proudly sponsors UC Berkeley graduate students in their research projects on international development topics. Learn more about the Summer 2017 projects just funded here.

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