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Open Thread #40

The last Open Thread was in October 2017 , so I thought we were overdue for a new one. Use this thread to post things that are awesome, but not awesome enough to be full posts. This is also a great place to post if you don't have enough karma... Read More
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Animal Equality showed that advocating for diet change works. But is it cost-effective?

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. All code for analyses contained is available on GitHub . Summary: Animal Equality and Faunalytics put together a field study testing individual video outreach on belief and diet change. They found statistically significant results on both. Together with... Read More
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Cost-Effectiveness of Vaccines: Appendices and Endnotes

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Note that because of technical length restrictions on the EA Forum, this essay is the third part of three parts:  Part 1 , Part 2 , and Part 3. To see all three parts in one part, you can  view... Read More
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Cost-Effectiveness of Vaccines: Exploring Model Uncertainty and Takeaways

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Note that because of technical length restrictions on the EA Forum, this essay is the second part of three parts: Part 1 , Part 2, and Part 3 . To see all three parts in one part, you can ... Read More
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What is the cost-effectiveness of researching vaccines?

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Note that because of technical length restrictions on the EA Forum, this essay is broken up into three parts: Part 1, Part 2 , and Part 3 . To see all three parts in one part, you can view... Read More
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How much does it cost to roll-out a vaccine?

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. This is part of a series exploring the cost-effectiveness of vaccines . We previously estimated the cost of developing a vaccine  from scratch to be $460M to $1.9B with a mean of $960M. However, this still does not... Read More
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How much does it cost to research and develop a vaccine?

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis.  This is part of  a series exploring the cost-effectiveness of vaccines . Previously, we estimated how long it takes to research and develop a vaccine  and came up with a conclusion that it would take “an average of... Read More
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What is Animal Farming in Rural Zambia Like? A Site Visit

Factory farming in the United States and other developed countries is no doubt terrible . And while other developing countries are catching up in their sophistication , it is not clear yet what factory farming is like in the least developed parts of the developing world where most aid is... Read More
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Four Organizations EAs Should Fully Fund for 2018

As an EA, I’ve tried to make my mark by earning to give and doing enough direct work to understand the organizations I’m giving to and find outstanding giving opportunities that are neglected by others. Based on my thinking, I’m going to be donating to Charity Science Health , Rethink... Read More
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Is EA Growing? Some EA Growth Metrics for 2017

This post was co-authored by Peter Hurford and Joey Savoie.   The EA Survey team at Rethink Charity (including myself) recently released initial data from the 2017 EA Survey  and will have more to follow it up. KBog made a comment on the EA Forum  noticing that the 2015 EA... Read More

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