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The dismal compliance

30 May 2017 By Peter Thal Larsen

World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer wants staff to write more clearly. His rules include a strict limit on the frequency with which they can use “and”. The quest for simplicity is welcome. But as economists know, the pursuit of numerical targets can lead to perverse outcomes.

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