The Mpala Research Centre is a world of its own. Great research comes out of the center — its reserves boast a wealth of environmental, scientific, and human resources which researchers draw upon. The subjects of the study — livestock and land, mainly — are contentious political issues in Kenya, as well.
“To influence public policy debates, economic knowledge must be made accessible, intelligible, and believable to the body politic — even if it is just a matter of getting the facts straight. That is why people like me occasionally write books like this,” Blinder wrote.