Christopher Blattman

Harris School of Public Policy
The University of Chicago
1307 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637

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NBER Program Affiliations: DEV
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of Chicago

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2019Eat Widely, Vote Wisely? Lessons from a Campaign Against Vote Buying in Uganda
with Horacio Larreguy, Benjamin Marx, Otis R. Reid: w26293
June 2019The Promise and Pitfalls of Conflict Prediction: Evidence from Colombia and Indonesia
with Samuel Bazzi, Robert A. Blair, Oeindrila Dube, Matthew Gudgeon, Richard Merton Peck: w25980
April 2019Impacts of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Jobs on Youth: 5-year Experimental Evidence on Factory Job Offers and Cash Grants in Ethiopia
with Stefan Dercon, Simon Franklin: w25788
September 2018The Long Term Impacts of Grants on Poverty: 9-year Evidence From Uganda's Youth Opportunities Program
with Nathan Fiala, Sebastian Martinez: w24999

Published: Christopher Blattman & Nathan Fiala & Sebastian Martinez, 2020. "The Long-Term Impacts of Grants on Poverty: Nine-Year Evidence from Uganda’s Youth Opportunities Program," American Economic Review: Insights, vol 2(3), pages 287-304.

April 2018Engineering Informal Institutions: Long-run Impacts of Alternative Dispute Resolution on Violence and Property Rights in Liberia
with Alexandra C. Hartman, Robert A. Blair: w24482
October 2017Place-Based Interventions at Scale: The Direct and Spillover Effects of Policing and City Services on Crime
with Donald Green, Daniel Ortega, Santiago Tobón: w23941
January 2017Do Anti-Poverty Programs Sway Voters? Experimental Evidence from Uganda
with Mathilde Emeriau, Nathan Fiala: w23035

Published: Christopher Blattman & Mathilde Emeriau & Nathan Fiala, 2018. "Do Anti-Poverty Programs Sway Voters? Experimental Evidence from Uganda," The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol 100(5), pages 891-905. citation courtesy of

September 2016Occupational Choice in Early Industrializing Societies: Experimental Evidence on the Income and Health Effects of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Work
with Stefan Dercon: w22683
June 2016Can War Foster Cooperation?
with Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilová, Joseph Henrich, Edward Miguel, Tamar Mitts: w22312

Published: Michal Bauer & Christopher Blattman & Julie Chytilová & Joseph Henrich & Edward Miguel & Tamar Mitts, 2016. "Can War Foster Cooperation?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol 30(3), pages 249-274. citation courtesy of

August 2015Measuring the Measurement Error: A Method to Qualitatively Validate Survey Data
with Julian C. Jamison, Tricia Koroknay-Palicz, Katherine Rodrigues, Margaret Sheridan: w21447

Published: Blattman, Christopher & Jamison, Julian & Koroknay-Palicz, Tricia & Rodrigues, Katherine & Sheridan, Margaret, 2016. "Measuring the measurement error: A method to qualitatively validate survey data," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 120(C), pages 99-112. citation courtesy of

June 2015The Returns to Microenterprise Support Among the Ultra-Poor: A Field Experiment in Post-War Uganda
with Eric P. Green, Julian C. Jamison, M. Christian Lehmann, Jeannie Annan: w21310

Published: Christopher Blattman & Eric P. Green & Julian Jamison & M. Christian Lehmann & Jeannie Annan, 2016. "The Returns to Microenterprise Support among the Ultrapoor: A Field Experiment in Postwar Uganda," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 8(2), pages 35-64, April. citation courtesy of

Can Employment Reduce Lawlessness and Rebellion? A Field Experiment with High-Risk Men in a Fragile State
with Jeannie Annan: w21289

Published: CHRISTOPHER BLATTMAN & JEANNIE ANNAN, 2016. "Can Employment Reduce Lawlessness and Rebellion? A Field Experiment with High-Risk Men in a Fragile State," American Political Science Review, vol 110(01), pages 1-17.

May 2015Reducing crime and violence: Experimental evidence from cognitive behavioral therapy in Liberia
with Julian C. Jamison, Margaret Sheridan: w21204

Published: Christopher Blattman & Julian C. Jamison & Margaret Sheridan, 2017. "Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Liberia," American Economic Review, vol 107(4), pages 1165-1206.

March 2009Civil War
with Edward Miguel: w14801

Published: Christopher Blattman & Edward Miguel, 2010. "Civil War," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 48(1), pages 3-57, March. citation courtesy of

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