Category: Recipes

Waltz on Williamson

Re-reading Theory of International Politics today, I was struck by the following claim. With both systems-level and unit-level forces in play, how can one construct a theory of international politics without simultaneously constructing a theory of foreign policy? The question is exactly like asking how an economic theory of markets can be written in the […]

The Crowded Market for Experiments

Chris Blattman just dropped something of a bombshell on experiments as dissertation projects: the market [for field experiments] is getting very crowded, and there are a million in the pipeline. So this is a poor product placement. The premium on other types of research is high and getting higher. This voices a concern that I’ve […]