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Owen Barder @owenbarder Proud global citizen.

Vice President & Europe Director @CGDev. Visiting Prof at LSE. Ex No.10, Treasury & DFID. Likes economics, evidence, ending poverty, feminism, triathlon, tech.

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Joined Twitter 2/13/09


So @BBCNews - is this unpublished report by the same Patrick Minford who supported the poll tax? https://t.co/Nz2Vu9El9IFabulous morning at @sheppertonswim today. Thank you to all the team. https://t.co/WC64v2jRxs
8/20
2017
And to thousands of implementers, civil servants, healthcare workers, supply chain experts etc. making this happen https://t.co/FVYdmrRNan
Retweeted by Owen BarderKudos to @bill_easterly, @JeffDSachs and @BillGates https://t.co/WiASIavzP8
8/19
2017
@afneil "the option to emigrate has positively affected Africans' decisions to enter the health field" https://t.co/Y3gMkRNuov @afneil That is the paper summarising the data. Here is an article by @m_clem summarising his conclusions https://t.co/rXm53ajGWQ @afneil Evidence suggests that there is no brain drain effect as prospects for working abroad attract additional wo… https://t.co/4PIFThnquCThere's no excuses for bad academia, so I have pledged not to present on #menonlypanels via @owenbarder #panelpledge https://t.co/aNG8JCuM2X
Retweeted by Owen Barder @owenbarder @stevieby @sainsburys @nectar If they persist in working with the Mail it would be worth everyone spend… https://t.co/JUS0GilZX6
Retweeted by Owen Barder @Mark_Goldring1 Mark - enjoy your remaining time off! I look forward to hearing what you decide about @nectar and… https://t.co/OaKPYVzY5C @bxlbinder is fighting the #AllMalePanel - glad to see others have recognized the problem: https://t.co/PFvPgYaz3b #OwenPledge @owenbarder
Retweeted by Owen Barder @Ianfalking @oxfamgb Does your partnership with @nectar, which now includes the Daily Mail, change the world in a good way? @friedmann_f @AnnPettifor @nectar @sainsburys @oxfamgb sadly yes: https://t.co/sdKbhyfHTa @CarterPaddy @craigvalters @nectar Right. Unless I hear from @oxfamgb that they are pulling out of @nectar I'm cutt… https://t.co/TiCgasZXZ0.@sainsburys Is it correct that your customer information will now be shared, via @nectar, with the Daily Mail? https://t.co/mPxUl2BEBs @philvernon2 @CJFDillow Indeed. Who it is delivering for is part of what might make it stable.The @nectar social media team are busy closing a LOT of accounts! https://t.co/z4zsOCFKI0 @philvernon2 @CJFDillow I think centrists (inc me) have been too little concerned with what makes the system stable… https://t.co/uKKN821ptEUse @nectar at @sainsburys or @oxfamgb and have your personal information shared with the Daily Mail ... https://t.co/m9Z1IKeUT7Hard to see how you can fight for equality while partnering (e.g. sharing customer info with) the Daily Mail.… https://t.co/W1Chj6aPlkIf you have questions about the racist, hate-filled, Daily Mail, please do address them to @nectar (who I think wil… https://t.co/7lZsnFspjqA list of companies to avoid now that the Daily Mail is in the @nectar consortium: https://t.co/xm6vM1Jwwf #StopFundingHateNow @oxfamgb is in the @nectar consortium with the Daily Mail, I'll be switching my charity support to Save @Mark_Goldring1 #StopFundingHate
8/18
2017
Will @oxfamgb disassociate itself from @nectar now that @nectar has a partnership with the Daily Mail? Paging @Mark_Goldring1 @fp2pBut how do you +really+ feel? https://t.co/j9tin7v46AAbsolutely must read by @CJFDillow -> https://t.co/f9nS117BQWPlease let this be true https://t.co/uihuWushPDNorway is a member of the European Economic Area, which includes all four freedoms (goods, services, people & capit… https://t.co/tgisM2wCj3Important for humanitarian aid: Whether aid is cash or in-kind affects local markets & prices. Via @dev_a_patelhttps://t.co/6q0MNZHctC
Retweeted by Owen Barder"... an initiative to build a competitive pool of readily-deployable senior candidates for positions in UN Peace Op… https://t.co/vFubjLCD0D @Holly__G81 @CallMeSpits @AGlasgowGirl To whom do you think this war memorial at the top of Constitution Hill, near… https://t.co/bap3tzI4bbCutting up my @nectar card, and boycotting Sainsburys, until @nectar ends this partnership with the Daily Mail https://t.co/sdKbhyfHTaWhat if we wrote about America like we write about developing countries? https://t.co/zFRPFcGtb4Some good jobs at @DFID_UK https://t.co/8OF3wiMcX9 @julianHjessop The piece in today's Guardian by Fintan O'Toole is pretty compelling. I'd like to see a convincing r… https://t.co/AKnAAh7P7V @julianHjessop Indeed. I expect the pro-leave majority, if there was one, to crumble when we focus down on a partic… https://t.co/W5YwVAgkEZ @julianHjessop Personally, I doubt if any specific version of leave would command a majority over remain (even if a… https://t.co/leborMe6AU @julianHjessop I agree. The time to revisit the question is when we have a specific "leave" proposition that we can… https://t.co/yiBWGUyyMu @julianHjessop you can choose 'no'. I agree it is early days. But the UK position papers so far don't stir much op… https://t.co/wQ8oq4WeXN
8/17
2017
@GiulioWolfe @Open2Progress @m_clem Right. But there is also some evidence that +haste+ can leave people stranded,… https://t.co/uKs5060ZeyI am not sure this is the most pressing issue of our time for our Prime Minister to focus on. https://t.co/UaA8cT3uTP @m_clem @Open2Progress I'm cautious about the desire for speed. That's how you end up with doctors driving taxis.Economic benefits of refugees increased when they can get to work quickly. How that's done: https://t.co/SogLWjO4dL New by @Open2Progress
Retweeted by Owen Barder @julianHjessop @HardyEustace05 I suppose not inevitably or unambiguously; but it seems to be on balance likely to b… https://t.co/1UOnPoGHx3Life in Mosul, 1967. My kindergarten. I’m standing on right-hand swing. I wonder how many of the other children are… https://t.co/WnDbZbjyA9
Retweeted by Owen Barder @julianHjessop @HardyEustace05 @julianHjessop If the UK were to put economics above politics, surely we would seek… https://t.co/NGji3WRbG2Cycling to work in August in London when the sky is blueish and the air is cool. Just the best thing
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8/16
2017
Weird to think that rest of the EU would be likely to put economics ahead of politics, given that we did the exact… https://t.co/5yUonFz9yQThe push for faster aid to developing countries - in @FT tonight. https://t.co/GxWrl7UTf8Wow. He looks exactly like Usain Bolt. https://t.co/5ksFVPwSjWThe latest & greatest from @JPAL_Global draws on 60 studies to highlight what we know about getting kids into schoo… https://t.co/LQW0SvakzG
Retweeted by Owen BarderUK commits to maintain existing trade access for developing countries post-Brexit (but doesn't promise more) https://t.co/jgMRABxOXqIf only there were some mechanism for frictionless trade among European countries which we could be part of ... @martinhearson @leecrawfurd @DFID_UK specifically Tanzania, as I understand it? @leecrawfurd @DFID_UK The UK cannot do this (even after Brexit) under WTO rules because Kenya is not an LDC.Rare use of "incredibly" in its original sense. https://t.co/sv9mOszAur
8/15
2017
I don't understand why sports events organizers use @active for registration: they are hopeless.
8/14
2017
56 years ago today, construction of the #BerlinWall began. In memoriam of its victims we celebrate that there are… https://t.co/eg5sGYkXnr
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8/13
2017
A very happy birthday to Fred who is 91 on Monday. Fred attends our computer club and we promised to make him famou… https://t.co/8L9lpB0hgi
Retweeted by Owen BarderHey! I'm going to be doing a podcast! https://t.co/Dz16gbd4JL
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8/12
2017
The mother of all lists: most influential twitterati in global development! Glad to see @owenbarder @charlesjkennyhttps://t.co/HVWz0nUXvQ
Retweeted by Owen Barder1/2 No excuse for this.Limitless options for direct cash transfers to affected people. Public donated to #Grenfellhttps://t.co/KowjEgkzAn
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8/11
2017
Research points to a new explanation of “Dutch disease” - very interesting https://t.co/hialQF2pWOI genuinely can't work out if this advert on Craig's List is a spoof. https://t.co/rs9iMYWcMU @jamesradams I've been a runner, and around runners, for decades. I'm pretty sure "jogger rage" is not a thing.For the UK, a feminist foreign policy is both the right thing to do and smart strategy - @hannahekbrycehttps://t.co/mQjwU1DHRa
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8/10
2017
Take a pledge to have fair representation of woman on panels https://t.co/3RGMyiJATZ @owenbarder
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8/9
2017
Global Development thought leaders on twitter league table is Hans Rosling then all @CGDev https://t.co/2vIwU8dycz https://t.co/mIQ88nMeT7
Retweeted by Owen BarderSTAY TUNED: Amidst ongoing debates in the US and India, tomorrow, I’ll be releasing a new paper on the economics of the #H1B visa program.
Retweeted by Owen BarderOur last chipped timed race is Thurs 10th 750,1.5k& 3k. Enter online https://t.co/5POCashlWA everyone welcome… https://t.co/Bi3GzF9tlI
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8/8
2017
Subsidising the private sector: lessons from mechanism design (pdf) https://t.co/qEb2O2cnXC
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8/7
2017
Dear random men who saunter over to women in the gym, Begin banal small talk, then confidently offer unsolicited a… https://t.co/fi6dQQll6y
Retweeted by Owen Barderlet me get this straight- it's a fund that funds funds that fund funds that fund women? https://t.co/E7GEOQOTIi
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8/5
2017
If Anne Frank was alive today she’d be younger than Bruce Forsyth. https://t.co/dIrRgcVueD
Retweeted by Owen BarderThis is the best way to go! Its true that #Stigma still exists even at our #Workplaces and responsibility to end re… https://t.co/DcEJqYzpAe
Retweeted by Owen BarderWhen commentators across the political spectrum agree that @CGDev's @m_clem is right on #immigration & #wages. https://t.co/JRLVmb61fM
Retweeted by Owen BarderBecause of the UK’s generosity, we’re one step closer to ending polio forever. https://t.co/1EiRrn5r1z
Retweeted by Owen BarderPodcast: Emily Gustafsson-Wright @EGWBrookings gives an overview of impact bonds around the world: https://t.co/nIAIbjVbf0 @RebeccaWinthrop
Retweeted by Owen Barder @klugesan @WFP @WFPChief That is no reason to stigmatize whole populations with the allegation that they on the ver… https://t.co/4NhxYXJMPh
8/4
2017

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