Weekend Reading, Watching and Listening Recommendations (January 19, 2024)
Nigeria’s new minister of digital economy is a tech rock star; Why we didn’t get a malaria vaccine sooner?; The Rise & Reign of the Pocket Calculator; The Economics of the Global Energy Climate Change
Read: He was a tech rebel. Then he joined the government: Bosun Tijani was a rock star in the Nigerian startup scene. He is Nigeria’s new minister of communications, innovation, and digital economy. (via Rest of the World)
Read: Why we didn’t get a malaria vaccine sooner? Hundreds of thousands of people die from malaria each year, but it took 141 years to develop a vaccine for it. Advance market commitments could speed things up next time. (via Works in Progress)
Listen: Empire of the Sum: The Rise and Reign of the Pocket Calculator (via 99% Invisible)
Watch: The Economics of the Global Energy Climate Change by Prof. Michael Greenstone of UChicago (AEA Distinguished Lecture)
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