Associate Prof @ University of Bergen. PI of ERC project WarEffects.eu

Bergen, Norwegen
Joined November 2017
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We compare various news-report based datasets to high quality administrative records from Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, South Africa, and Syria to identify sources of systematic missingness in the former. andrewcshaver.com/s/MediaRep… 2/3
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Two positions available at DIGSSCORE. A fully paid 4-year PhD position in political science, on a topic of your own choosing - using data from DIGSSCORE. And a permanent research data coordinator position. Come join us at @UiB_Gov @DIGSSCORE ! uib.no/en/digsscore/156305/a…
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Are you a PhD student interested in development economics (broadly defined, aka Politcal Scientists are welcome too!)? Come and join us for 3 months at @UNUWIDER A fantastic and *FUNDED* opportunity to work on your research and broaden your network! wider.unu.edu/opportunity/vi…
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Bill Nye said “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” And this new paper shows Nye is right. People learn far more from a conversation with a stranger than they expect, and not just about the person; they learn useful information as well. pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.22…
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On polarizing, 'culture war' issues, how do you get religious conservatives to compromise? One proposal is to speak their own language: provide progressive reinterpretations of religion. But does it work? Find out in this new article w/ @MatthewCebul: journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs…
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Pay attention: Big data loses to good data. “A survey of 250,000 respondents can produce an estimate of the population mean that is no more accurate than an estimate from a simple random sample of size 10… data quality matters more than data quantity” nature.com/articles/s41586-0…
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How does social capital vary across the US? And why? And does this variation explain geographic differences in social mobility? New research published today in Nature considers these questions! A short 🧵
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24% of Norwegians think it is false that climate change is mainly caused by humans; only 27% of Norwegians think climate change is harming their country right now & only 36% think it is harming humanity right now;
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Having just been to eastern Sudan, great to see this powerful music getting international media attention. Listen here: ostinatorecords.bandcamp.com…
“The preservation of Beja culture,” said Noori, “depends greatly on its ancient melodies being kept alive.” Noori & His Dorpa Band in Al Jazeera! Beja music has truly arrived. aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/6/…
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Great opportunity to collaborate with the fantastic @AShesterinina and her team - apply 👇
Interested in @CivilWarPaths project? Want to join the Centre for the Comparative Study of Civil War? Our 2022-2023 fellowship scheme is now open to researchers in academia & beyond! Fellows engage w/our blog, seminars & other events. Apply by 15 Aug /1 bit.ly/3aq45fj
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Useful paper for teaching & learning. Tell students: “Your goal is to feel awkward and uncomfortable.” Giving an explicit goal of aiming to feel uncomfortable in order to grow makes folks persist in classes, write better, seek out more info & learn more from political opponents.
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Strong kin-based norms are detrimental for well-functioning institutions. Excited to see my work on Kin Networks and Institutional Develop forthcoming in the Economic Journal!
Recently accepted at EJ:"Kin Networks and Institutional Development" by Jonathan. F. Schulz doi.org/10.1093/ej/ueac027 @JF_Schulz @RoyalEconSoc @OUPEconomics#EconTwitter
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We can make research more ethical without compromising its quality. The debate on the ethics of randomised control trials isn’t getting us anywhere – it’s time for solutions, says @caria_stefano buff.ly/3I39tBn @warwickecon
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With an increasing number of large and small #research projects, I noticed the need for better monitoring and planning. I am reviewing #projectmanagement platforms (e.g., monday.com, freedcamp, trello...). Who can share experiences?
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Nature executive interviewed about creation of "Nature Human Behavior"
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Later today I'm presenting joint work with @deandulay on the foundations of democracy in Africa at #EPSA2022 - Come and check out the great set of papers on our panel coms.events/epsa-2022/data/s…
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