Nate Jensen

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Social scientists often attribute moderation of the political salience of ethnicity, in ethnically diverse societies, to the presence of cross-cutting cleavages—that is, to dimensions of identity or interest along which members of the same ethnic group may have diverse allegiances. Yet estimating the causal effects of cross-cutting cleavages is difficult.(More)
Do bilateral donors, whether for strategic or altruistic reasons, single out countries in or near a conflict as foreign aid recipients? We revisit the aid allocation debate, studying twenty bilateral donors over four decades. We find that allocation is based on the political and economic cooperation it could encourage, as well as on the economic development(More)
In 1996, the North Heart Center, part of North Memorial Health Care in Robbinsdale, Minn., invested over $30,000 in a quality improvement project. Hospital administration put its support behind the effort when results began to show better outcomes, more efficiency, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and cost reduction in the system. The purpose for(More)
Do donors’ strategic interests, including political and economic goals, condition bilateral aid allocation? We theorize that strategic donors evaluate United Nations voting as a signal of future cooperation. We also introduce a new variable to the allocation debate, positing that donors consider recipients’ geographic proximity to conflict when allocating(More)
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