A Bridge

In 2005 I took a circuitous cycle trip from Kenya to Mozambique, toward the end of which I crossed the Dona Ana bridge. As far as I know it  is the longest railway bridge in Africa – although at that time it had been adapted for motor vehicle traffic.


Since this is one of my favourite photographs from that trip, it seemed serendipitous when I subsequently received a review copy of Charles Manski’s important book, Public Policy in an Uncertain World and saw the front cover:

I like to think there is some symbolism to this since I have learned a lot from Manski’s work – albeit that I have much still to read of it.

Note: You can read the review of the book I wrote, targeted mostly at a South African public policy audience, here. There are some open access copies here (until they run out). For academic economists the review by Guido Imbens, and response from Manski, in the Economic Journal is particularly informative. (Needless to say, I side largely with Manski).