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Lessons for estimating cost-effectiveness (of vaccines) more effectively

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis.   Summary: We investigated the cost-effectiveness of vaccine research and development to learn about how cost-effectiveness estimates are made and where they might go wrong. By doing this, we became far more wary of taking these estimates literally.... Read More
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Introducing Charity Entrepreneurship: an Incubation and Research Program for New Charities

How do we get more EA charities started? There’s a good case that charity entrepreneurship is high impact for EAs , but it seems not many are starting them. Part of the reason is that it’s intimidatingly hard. Not only do you have to have multiple rare and difficult skills,... Read More
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The Giving Game Project's 2017 Annual Report

The Giving Game Project has published a report discussing its philanthropy education work, the evidence base surrounding that work, and its plans for the future.  The full report is available here ; the Executive Summary is below. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Since the Giving Game Project’s last detailed update in mid-2016... Read More
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It’s Supposed To Feel Like This: 8 emotional challenges of altruism

tl;dr If your efforts to do good ever challenge you in the following ways, know that you're not alone: a "do no (significant) harm" lifestyle; material comfort and financial security; career and spare time; facing what you're not giving, and what you'll never be able to give; social approval and... Read More
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List of 80,000 Hours content from the last 2 months, summary of which were most popular, and plans for future releases.

Here's are all the content releases from 80,000 Hours since our last update  here 2 months ago: How exactly clean meat is created & the advances needed to get it into every supermarket, according to food scientist Marie Gibbons The careers and policies that can prevent global catastrophic biological risks, according to... Read More
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EA Hotel with free accommodation and board for two years

[Posted about previously here and here ]   Overview Do you long to be free from material needs and be able to focus on the real work you want to do? I know I’ve certainly been in that situation a few times in the past, but instead have lost time... Read More
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Effective Thesis project review

This article was jointly written by David Janku and Jan Kulveit from the Czech EA Association.   Within the Czech EA Association we have been running the Effective Thesis project for almost a year now, and would like to share some more information about the project, and our future plans.... Read More
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A Concrete Model for Running an EA Group

This model was recently published on the EAF website . If you are interested in EA local groups, I highly recommend Charlie Rogers-Smith's model of an EA group as well, which has been published on the CEA website  (and EA forum  for discussion). When working on local group support at EAF,... Read More
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A Model of an EA Group

This document was recently published on the CEA website . If you are interested in EA local groups, I strongly recommend reading Tobias Pulver's model of an EA group as well, which has been published on the EAF website . A Model of an EA Group EA groups are well suited to... Read More
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Why EAs in particular are good people to start charities

  There have been previous posts about the impact of founding a new GiveWell charity , the impact of charity founding , and some of the results of charities founded by EAs . This post, however, focuses on a specific question I get a lot. Namely, why should EAs in... Read More

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