Noticias de 2011 

Diciembre 30, 2011 -
The New York Times

For India's poor, private schools help fill a growing demand. J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan comment's on India's education system.

Diciembre 30, 2011 -
The Financial Express

Research results suggest that incentives may help to encourage rural farmers to migrate to cities and pursue seasonal labor opportunities during times of famine in Bangladesh.

Diciembre 21, 2011 -
Les Echos

Employment counseling is often presented as a method to connect young people to stable employment. By connecting job-seekers with employers, placement agencies are supposed to improve the functioning of the job market. Does it really work this way?

Diciembre 21, 2011 -
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

MIT economist on strengths and limits of experimental trials, the efficiency of reserving political posts for women and the future of development economics.

Diciembre 20, 2011 -
The Hindustan Times

With a grant from USAID Development Innovation Ventures Fund, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia is designing a simple way — capturing thumb impressions through mobile phones — to address absenteeism among health workers.

Diciembre 20, 2011 -
BBC News

A radio segment on BBC with J-PAL affiliate Rema Hanna explaining whether are India's environmental laws are effective, followed by J-PAL director Abhijit Banerjee discussing the need for understanding the psychology behind the decision for the world's poor.

Diciembre 19, 2011 -
The Financial Express, Bangladesh

J-PAL affiliate Robin Burgess presents results of an experimental impact evaluation of an entrepreneurship programme of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) that provided asset and training to the poor women in rural Bangladesh.

Diciembre 16, 2011 -
NPR

J-PAL affiliate Dean Karlan explains how it's complicated for donors to understand that on its own, the gift of one goat or pig is not a magic bullet; it's a complicated process to lift someone out of poverty and keep them there.

Diciembre 13, 2011 -
The Wall Street Journal

Can more information influence borrowers to take out less high-cost debt? Apparently, it can, according to J-PAL affiliate Marianne Bertrand.

Diciembre 11, 2011 -
ONE

Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director of J-PAL, explains how an incentive as small as a bag of lentils can encourage parents to get their children immunized.

Diciembre 11, 2011 -
Business Standard

J-PAL Affiliate Karthik Muralidharan discusses how India's states can be laboratories for policy innovation and reform.

Diciembre 9, 2011 -
De Tijd

Economist Esther Duflo is leading a battle against global poverty. Her work has uncovered new insights about what is effective--and ineffective--in improving the lives of the poor.

Diciembre 8, 2011 -
KOUW

Billions have been spent to end global poverty, but has it been spent well? Yale economist Dean Karlan sits down with Ross to explain why we need to take into account human irrationality to be successful at helping people.

Diciembre 7, 2011 -
ONE

J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer on why we should celebrate the large-scale deworming campaign in Bihar, India.

Diciembre 6, 2011 -
Financial Times

Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman find there are reasons to be concerned about these loans, but we shouldn’t assume that they are never put to good use.

Diciembre 1, 2011 -
Foreign Policy

Abhijit Banerjee y Esther Duflo fueron nombrados por la revista Foreign Policy como "Top Global Thinkers" para el año 2011. 

Diciembre 1, 2011 -
USAID

DIV grant addresses the need for access to credit as it is a major barrier to growth for small businesses in developing countries in Africa and beyond. 

Noviembre 30, 2011 -
CGAP

According to a new paper by CGAP, FAI, IPA and J-PAL, not all microfinance borrowers want to grow a business and their ability to capitalize on opportunities vary greatly. The paper ‘Latest Findings from Randomized Evaluations of Microfinance’ claims that poor households clearly have other financial needs that go beyond working capital loans to microentrepreneurs.

Noviembre 30, 2011 -
J-PAL

New policy briefcase: Exposing corrupt politicians; new paper on J-PAL's cost-effectiveness methods; J-PAL collaborates with South African government on labor market research.

Noviembre 27, 2011 -
The Boston Globe

Armed with data, an MIT lab offers fresh insight on some of the world’s most vexing problems.

Noviembre 23, 2011 -
ONE

Late last week, the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed an impressive landmark $600 million compact with the Government of Indonesia to reduce poverty through economic growth.

Noviembre 21, 2011 -
Embassy of the United States - Jakarta, Indonesia

U.S. signs Millennium Challenge Corporation compact with Indonesia to support economic growth.

Noviembre 18, 2011 -
MSNBC

Esther Duflo interviewed on MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show.

Noviembre 16, 2011 -
Brookings

Michael Greenstone testifies before the US Senate Budget Committee, recommending the establishment of an independent body to conduct impact evaluations of government regulations.

Noviembre 5, 2011 -
The New York Times

Education is an effective intervention partly because of the way it has an impact on health, on population growth, on bringing women into the mainstream, and even on reducing social conflict, but doesn’t work in every place at every time — one study in Kenya by Edward Miguel found that education could increase tribal identification and didn’t particularly help build democratic norms.

Noviembre 3, 2011 -
Financial Times

The Financial Times names Poor Economics as the 2011 Business Book of the Year.

Octubre 31, 2011 -
The Hindustan Times

The challenge is for policymakers and practitioners to take a hard look at reality, absorb the available evidence and plot the new steps ahead that will genuinely enable every child in India to learn well.

Octubre 31, 2011 -
J-PAL eNews Archive

17 Million Children Dewormed in Bihar, India.

Octubre 25, 2011 -
Forbes

Vaccines can be cost-effective, but there are many other obstacles aside from cost preventing the 20 million children from getting the immunizations they need.

Octubre 14, 2011 -
American Youth Policy Forum

J-PAL Afilliate Leigh Linden discussed the encouraging interim results of a groundbreaking study at the American Youth Policy Forum.

Octubre 10, 2011 -
The Wall Street Journal

J-PAL Affiliate Seema Jayachandran's paper on “missing women” in Asia featured in The Wall Street Journal.

Octubre 4, 2011 -
The Berkeley Blog

Last week, the government of India announced that over 17 million children in the State of Bihar were treated this year for debilitating intestinal worm infections.

Octubre 3, 2011 -
Deworm the World

Bihar provides a model that can be rapidly scaled up and sustained over time to improve the education, health and productivity of school-age children.

Septiembre 30, 2011 -
New American Foundation

J-PAL Affiliate Dean Yang, of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, discussed his research on incentivizing savings behavior among farmers in Mozambique.

Septiembre 29, 2011 -
The New York Times

J-PAL Director Abhijit Banerjee comments on the benefits of bringing banking to rural India.

Septiembre 29, 2011 -
Live Science

Live Science profiles Jonathan Zinman's research, which focuses on household finance, testing theories of how people make intertemporal decisions and how firms and consumers interact in markets.

Septiembre 23, 2011 -
MIT TechTV

J-PAL helps organize governance panel at MIT India Conference.

Septiembre 19, 2011 -
Business World

This unprecedented validation from the MIT Poverty Action Lab is the first of its kind among the educational initiatives in the Philippines.

Septiembre 19, 2011 -
The Hindu Business Line

Shirking by government employees is a form of corruption as well.

Septiembre 19, 2011 -
Freakonomics

Research increasingly suggests that microfinance loans do not have that huge an impact on business productivity, and that much of their benefit  is to help smooth out unpredictable income for day-to-day spending.

Septiembre 15, 2011 -
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) has selected Esther Duflo as the winner of the 2011 David N. Kershaw Award, an award that recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who have made distinguished contributions to the field of public policy analysis.

Septiembre 14, 2011 -
Financial Times

Panellist Shriti Vadera, a former British government minister and non-executive director of BHP Billiton and AstraZeneca, said the book “could really make a difference to the way people are thinking in the debate on development”.

Septiembre 12, 2011 -
Emmaeus

How can we eradicate poverty in France? Patrick Dugois, former managing director of Emmaus France, argues that the poor need support, not handouts.

Septiembre 12, 2011 -
Columbia University
Agosto 31, 2011 -
Journal of Economic Perspectives

Esther Duflo, winner of the 2010 John Bates Clark Medal, has made extraordinary contributions to development economics.

Agosto 28, 2011 -
Bloomberg

Government programs funded by higher tax revenue are needed in developing countries such as India to open up opportunities for the poor.

Agosto 25, 2011 -
MIT News

In countries that lack financial records, how can we tell who is truly poor? An innovative study suggests: Ask the neighbors.

Agosto 24, 2011 -
Localtis

A report by French researchers, including J-PAL affiliate Roland Rathelot, concludes that while the urban free trade zones (ZFU) in France do create positive impacts on new enterprises, they have little effect on existing ones, and may have negative effects on neighboring areas.

Agosto 23, 2011 -
The Cornell Daily Sun

Africa’s problems are unavoidably complex and entangled, but without a systematic and scientific approach, their solutions become only more elusive.

Agosto 17, 2011 -
Les Echos

This new technique, of testing social programs before they are widely adopted, has taken off in the past few years. It was recently used to evaluate France's anonymous CV program.

Agosto 5, 2011 -
Indian Express

The current procedure for environmental impact assessments of proposed industrial projects has an obvious conflict of interest: the consultant, who is paid by the project proponent, has every incentive to deliver a report that is favourable to the industry.

Agosto 4, 2011 -
Hindustan Times

The Indian tax system actively encourages the concentration of wealth in the hands of the few; it is time to be careful and learn lessons from US political intransigence.

Agosto 3, 2011 -
Inquirer.net

Can a 31-day reading “marathon” have a positive and long-lasting impact on the reading ability and academic performance of primary school students?

Agosto 2, 2011 -
Indian Express

If people are best judges of their own interest, why not ask them whether they prefer food or cash?

Julio 28, 2011 -
J-PAL eNews Archive

New Briefcase: Fingerprinting to Reduce Risky Borrowing

Julio 28, 2011 -
Dawn.com

With regards to women’s empowerment however, the simple act of having Pakistan represented by a woman at global forums and playing a highly visible role can do more than imagined.

Julio 22, 2011 -
NDTV

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo appear on NDTV To discuss how policies that deal with poverty alleviation are often based on cultural and literary stereotypes of how the poor are "lazy or enterprising, noble or thievish, angry or passive, helpless or self-sufficient."

Julio 21, 2011 -
The Economist

The professor of economics at MIT shares his radical ideas for fighting global poverty.

Julio 20, 2011 -
L'Express
Esther Duflo ranks 44th in the L'Express aricle "111 Reasons to be Optimistic for France." (French)
Julio 13, 2011 -
HBS - Working Knowledge

J-PAL affiliate Nava Ashraf is one of a small number of HBS faculty who pursue experimental field research, because, she says, "We can't solve the challenges of global health without deeply understanding what motivates customer and provider behavior."

Julio 12, 2011 -
Forbes India

Banerjee and Duflo are looking for evidence of what works and what doesn’t: What is the best way to make people use mosquito nets to prevent malaria? Will training help move the poor out of constant debt cycles?

Julio 11, 2011 -
BBC One Planet

Profs. Banerjee and Duflo appeared on the BBC's One Planet to talk about Poor Economics. Listen to the interview, which starts at 11:50.

Julio 7, 2011 -
The New York Times

People are complicated,and we need to design policies around that knowledge.

Julio 6, 2011 -
United Nations Webcast

Esther Duflo addressed the UN's Economic and Social Council in a special panel discussion on poverty eradication called "Promoting sustained, inclusive and equitable growth for accelerating poverty eradication and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals."

Julio 4, 2011 -
The Jakarta Globe

Most think that they know what the poor should do better than the poor do themselves, but Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT suggest that such oversimplification and paternalistic view of the poor is probably of little use.

Junio 27, 2011 -
Innovations for Poverty Action

The Microsavings and Payments Innovation Initiative (MPII) invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) to conduct rigorous, field-based research on savings products and services as well as payments and money transfer channels for the world’s poor and financially excluded. EOI submissions for Round 1 are due Friday, August 5 2011 by 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Junio 24, 2011 -
Livemint.com

Abhijit V Banerjee and Esther Duflo have brought a rare microeconomic focus to development economics. Steering clear of a yellow brick road out of poverty, they tell us why we should take the poor seriously.

Junio 23, 2011 -
The Economist

More education does not necessarily lead to greater enthusiasm for representative politics.

Junio 21, 2011 -
UNICEF

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo explain possible links as to why so many poor children miss out on essential immunizations.

Junio 21, 2011 -
Forbes Video

Esther Duflo talks about her recent book Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty which she co-authored with another influential MIT economist, Abhijit V. Banerjee.

Junio 21, 2011 -
The Guardian Business Podcast
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss their new book Poor Economics; interview starts at (12:34).
Junio 17, 2011 -
Financial Times

As there has been little rigorous research to assess the effectiveness of microcredit lending, a study in the Philippines by two US economists attempted to fill the gap by applying the methodology of a randomised clinical trial to microfinance.

Junio 15, 2011 -
3ie

Iqbal Dhaliwal speaks at plenary session closing speaker at 3ie's biannual policy conference in Mexico.

Junio 14, 2011 -
The Daily Star

When policymakers in developing countries are faced with competing theories and a multitude of tools for poverty reduction, they need clear guidance to rate these and to channel their limited resources.

Junio 13, 2011 -
Daily Nation

Isaac Mbiti presented a J-PAL paper on the evidence from RCTs on how to improve education in Kenya; the Kenyan Prime Minister said provision of de-wormers and other school-based health initiatives should be expanded across all levels of the education system.

Junio 11, 2011 -
The Times of India - Crest Edition

It is essential for policy to become more evidence based, and that RCTs test long-held, often faulty, assumptions. TOI-Crest brings you five Important RCTs.

Junio 10, 2011 -
Science

Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman’s article has been published in the latest edition of Science. The authors estimate the impact of microcredit using a replicable experimental design that randomly assigned individual liability microloans to  individuals in the Philippines through credit scoring.

Junio 10, 2011 -
The Vancouver Sun

Although we have no magic bullets to eradicate poverty, no one-shot cure-all, we do know a number of things about how to improve the lives of the poor.

Junio 7, 2011 -
NPR - Planet Money

There's a lot of hand waving in economics. People make big-picture arguments and throw around equations, but often there's not much good evidence to work with. MIT economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo want to change that.

Junio 7, 2011 -
The World Bank

Using randomization in an infrastructure project, a J-PAL study looks at the effects of providing piped water in Tangiers, Morocco.

Junio 7, 2011 -
Forbes

Research by Rohini Pande cited in a discussion of quotas for women in leadership positions.

Junio 6, 2011 -
NPR

Poverty doesn't simply reduce freedom by constraining an individual's choices, but that it may actually alter the nature of freedom by reducing an individual's willpower.

Junio 5, 2011 -
The Wall Street Journal

The authors of a new book that looks at ways to reduce poverty around the world (and whether they work) have suggested one possible reason why the microcredit model may not be creating more entrepreneurs: It rewards cautiousness.

Junio 2, 2011 -
La Tercera

Francisco Gallego and Elizabeth Weber express concerns that offering nutritional information is not enough in combating child obesity.

Junio 1, 2011 -
NPR

Unfortunately, the word "poor" has lots of opposites: "healthy," "well-educated," "having access of clean water" and "nourished," and when we think about the relative merits of antipoverty programs, we have to weigh each of these things — and more — against each other.

Junio 1, 2011 -
Forbes Video

Dean Karlan discusses his new book More Than Good Intentions on Forbes Video.

Mayo 31, 2011 -
Foreign Policy

What Amazon.com and Netflix can teach us about fighting poverty: When a charity pushes particular choices, and gets recipients' preferences wrong, either the things given simply go to waste, or else recipients are effectively taxed by having to trade for the things they want or repurpose the aid to make it useful.

Mayo 27, 2011 -
WNYC - The Brian Lehrer Show

Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee appeared on WNYC's the Brian Lehrer Show to discuss their book, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty.

Mayo 25, 2011 -
MIT News

New study shows ‘informal taxation’ in developing countries is far greater than suspected, supporting public works — and adding a burden for the poor.

Mayo 24, 2011 -
The World Bank

Incentivizing migration may be a way to avoid the seasonal famine in Rangpur, a poor region in Bangladesh that struggles after planting and before harvest as rice prices go up, income falls–wages go down and there aren’t a lot of jobs–and expenditure falls.

Mayo 23, 2011 -
Indian Express

Of Bengal's many challenges, Abhijit Banerjee states that there is nothing irretrievably broken.

Mayo 22, 2011 -
Boston Sunday Globe

Sometimes big problems don’t demand big solutions, they demand many small ones.

Mayo 19, 2011 -
Les Echos

With attention to human dignity and lessening aid waste, two MIT professors–Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo–assemble their findings on the poor in the very accessible new book Poor Economics.

Mayo 18, 2011 -
The New York Times

Over the last decade, we’ve actually gotten much smarter at figuring out how to use aid effectively to make difference. Increasingly, we have a good idea what works — if people still are trusting enough to try to help.

Mayo 17, 2011 -
The Christian Science Monitor

Contrary to the hype, microfinance doesn't help everyone – and microfinance loans sometimes go for personal needs, not a business. But that's OK.

Mayo 17, 2011 -
The World Bank

Kelsey Jack's ATAI white paper systematically explores the barriers to technology adoption that come from market inefficiencies, what we know about these, and what research is going on (under ATAI) to fill these gaps.

Mayo 16, 2011 -
Council on Foreign Relations

Which development initiatives work and which do not? It is a simple question, but there has been surprisingly little attempt to answer it rigorously.

Mayo 16, 2011 -
Indian Express

In Bengal, any idea, however meretricious, can achieve a certain amount of legitimacy, it is said, as long as it is couched in terms of the opposed interests of the poor and some shadowy capitalist.

Mayo 16, 2011 -
The Financial Express

J-PAL Affiliate Imran Rasul presented the results of a joint research work on entrepreneurship and lives of the poor.

Mayo 15, 2011 -
The Hindu

The census figures in India came out recently. The figures show big gains in women's literacy. But under the big mango trees in far away Bihar and deep in the villages of Purnia, much more is happening. Silently, quietly and powerfully.

Mayo 14, 2011 -
The Guardian

In international development work, resources are tight and people know that good intentions aren't enough: in fact, good intentions can sometimes do harm. We need to know what works.

Mayo 13, 2011 -
Time Magazine

J-PAL's data show that there are very few ways for the rural poor to participate in India's thriving economy.

Mayo 11, 2011 -
The Wall Street Journal

The Treasury Department announced the hiring of senior leadership for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and among the hires is J-PAL Affiliate Sendhil Mullainathan.

Mayo 11, 2011 -
World Bank

Why don’t more people adopt low-cost efficacious health technologies? Studies by J-PAL Affiliate Pascaline Dupas explore possible answers to this question.

Mayo 10, 2011 -
The Takeaway

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are interviewed on WGBH's The Takeaway about their new book Poor Economics.

Mayo 10, 2011 -
The New York Times

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo — both professors at M.I.T. — have helped changed the practice of economics by pushing anti-poverty programs in developing countries to become more serious about evaluating whether they are actually improving people’s lives.

Mayo 8, 2011 -
Le Matin

Le Matin reviews Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's new book Poor Economics.

Mayo 6, 2011 -
Next Billion

Saurabh Lall at Next Billion reacts to J-PAL's latest bulletin, "The Price is Wrong."

Mayo 5, 2011 -
NPR - Morning Edition

It's a commonly held belief that one of the biggest challenges faced by the world's poorest populations is hunger. But according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Abhijit Banerjee, the economics of poverty are often much more nuanced.

Mayo 4, 2011 -
NPR - On Point

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are featured guests on NPR's On Point.

Mayo 4, 2011 -
NPR - Patt Morrison

Prof. Esther Duflo appeared live on NPR's Patt Morrison.

Mayo 3, 2011 -
La Vanguardia

Abhijit Banerjee discusses how the fight against poverty involves too much theory and very few experiments.

Mayo 2, 2011 -
Indian Express

India’s growth miracle has improved the lives and prospects of millions of people, but it is taking a toll on the country’s environment. A promising solution lies in the ministry of environment and forests’ recent decision to test-pilot a market-friendly emissions-trading system.

Abril 30, 2011 -
The Wall Street Journal

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Dean Karlan have fought to establish a beachhead of honesty and rigor about evidence, evaluation, and complexity in their new books.

Abril 29, 2011 -
The World Bank

Abhijit Banerjee, Iqbal Dhaliwal, Paul Glewwe, Rachel Glennerster, and Michael Kremer presented at the World Bank's Policy Research Colloquium on What Works in Education.

Abril 29, 2011 -
Financial Times

Financial Times reviews Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's new book Poor Economics, as well as Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel's new book More Than Good Intentions. Their message is that, if designed with care, programs to improve schooling or health can be effective.

Abril 29, 2011 -
Financial Times

Should economics be more like medicine?

Abril 29, 2011 -
El Post

J-PAL Latam comments on the results of the Compass Commission – a committee of local and international academics organized by J-PAL in Chile – and the next steps for the implementation of the proposed programs and randomized evaluations.

Abril 27, 2011 -
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

The economist Esther Duflo was among the first recipients of the medal of innovation from the French National Center for Scientific Research. This new distinction honors people whose research has contributed to significant innovations in the technological, therapeutic, and social sciences.

Abril 26, 2011 -
MIT News

In Poor Economics, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo open a window into the lives of the world’s poorest people, and suggest new remedies to combat poverty.

Abril 26, 2011 -
The New York Times

Dean Karlan, a Yale economist, and Jacob Appel, a former field researcher in West Africa, are the authors of a new book about fighting global poverty, “More Than Good Intentions.”

Abril 25, 2011 -
Foreign Policy

An excerpt from Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's Poor Economics explains that the story of hunger, and of poverty more broadly, is far more complex than any one statistic or grand theory; it is a world where those without enough to eat may save up to buy a TV instead, and where more money doesn't necessarily translate into more food.

Abril 25, 2011 -
NPR

In an NPR interview, Dr. Mukherjee discusses J-PAL studies on bed nets and malaria prevention, explaining "we have to make [bednets] free and we have to help people to install them in their homes."

Abril 25, 2011 -
CNN

On the health side of the ledger, Esther Duflo and Abhijit V. Banerjee, co-founders of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, design randomized control trials of development projects in poor countries to figure out what actually works. The most successful projects, they have discovered, take the all-too-human tendency to procrastinate into account.

Abril 25, 2011 -
CBS

In their new book, "More Than Good Intentions," Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel present a new approach to helping solve global poverty.

Abril 22, 2011 -
UC Berkely News Center

Positive outcomes and lessons to be learned from new approaches to help girls and women struggling in developing countries will be explored in an April 28 symposium to be hosted by the Center for Evaluation of Global Action (CEGA), based at the University of California, Berkeley.

Abril 22, 2011 -
The Wall Street Journal

Getting clean water to poor communities has long been a staple of development economics. Giving people a private connection to water is an important second step, economists Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas and others report.

Abril 21, 2011 -
Time Magazine

Esther Duflo is named one of Time Magazine's most influential people in the world.

Abril 21, 2011 -
Diario Financiero

Comparing 20th century policy making with medieval medicine, where decisions were based principally on intuition.

Abril 20, 2011 -
The Economist

In their new book, Poor Economics, Mr. Banerjee and Ms. Duflo advocate for a “quiet revolution,” saying that problems of the poor can be improved, even if they are very bad.

Abril 17, 2011 -
Hindustant Times

Abhijit Banerjee explores a few ways to solve the problem of corruption in India.

Abril 13, 2011 -
La Tercera

Francisco Gallego and Andrea Repetto discuss how poor dental health leads women to isolate themselves from the labor market.

Abril 12, 2011 -
Center for Global Development

Center for Global Development presents The Sixth Annual Richard H. Sabot Lecture: Policies and Politics: Can Evidence Play a Role in the Fight against Poverty? featuring Professor Esther Duflo

Abril 11, 2011 -
Switchboard, NRDC

India has launched of a pilot cap-and-trade scheme for conventional air pollutants in three states – Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, the overall structure of which was designed by J-PAL.

Abril 8, 2011 -
Center for Global Development

The Center for Global Development presents: Innovation in Vaccine Financing: Assessing Progress and Envisioning Future Directions, featuring Michael Kremer and others.

Abril 8, 2011 -
Freakonomics

What if there were a cheap, quick, and simple way to lift some students’ grades?

Abril 6, 2011 -
The Times of India

The State Health Society Bihar and Bihar Education Project Council, in collaboration with a global organisation, Deworm the World, has taken up an ambitious school-based deworming programme in the state.

Abril 5, 2011 -
NPR - Marketplace

How researchers raised test scores in rural China with the help of new specs for every kid in need.

Marzo 31, 2011 -
J-PAL

Why would a man in Morocco who doesn’t have enough to eat buy a television? Why is it so hard for children in poor areas to learn, even when they attend school? Does having lots of children actually make you poorer? Answering questions like these is critical if we want to have a chance to really make a dent against global poverty.

Marzo 31, 2011 -
The Financial Express

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee has crisp answers to most of the challenges thrown up by development economics, but it takes a long time to make bureaucracy accept changes, he says, and is equally clear that there cannot be a solution to every problem surrounding poverty.

Marzo 29, 2011 -
Indian Express

When the Indian state has shown little aptitude for getting food to the right people, why does delivering food to people’s doorsteps remain public policy?

Marzo 28, 2011 -
World Policy Journal

The world is slowly emerging from the economic wilderness of the past three years. What fixes have worked most effectively and hold the most promise for the future?

Marzo 25, 2011 -
The Economist

Why is it we seem to be so often faced with calls for military humanitarian interventions, rather than peaceful ones?

Marzo 25, 2011 -
NONIE 2011

J-PAL's Director of Policy, Iqbal Dhaliwal, presents on "Conditional cash transfers and health: unpacking the causal chain" at the 2011 NONIE Conference in Paris.

Marzo 24, 2011 -
The Wall Street Journal

A donation to an aid organization is an investment in the well-being of others. Make it a good investment.

Marzo 24, 2011 -
New York Times

If microfinance doesn’t accomplish anything positive, then why are 128 million poor families busy taking loans?

Marzo 22, 2011 -
CSAE

Video of Michael Kremer's presentation on the paper "Education as Liberation?" at the CSAE 25th Anniversary Conference: Economic Development in Africa.

Marzo 16, 2011 -
Boston Review

Behavioral economics at work in poor countries.

Marzo 14, 2011 -
Center for Global Development

One of the most positive trends over the past 10 years in impact evaluation has been the growing expertise in developing countries and the rise in local collaboration with external researchers.

Marzo 14, 2011 -
New York Times

Cash on Delivery is an idea that may make some forms of foreign aid more effective, less corrupt and more responsive to what people need, and in doing so, capture more public support for something that improves, and often saves, the lives of millions.

Marzo 13, 2011 -
El Clarín

En el departamento contra la pobreza del MIT, experimenta hipótesis de economía del desarrollo en grupos aleatorios.

Marzo 12, 2011 -
El Mercurio

El Gobierno analizará este mes cuáles llevará a la práctica, a contar de 2012.

Marzo 10, 2011 -
Ministerio de Planificación, Gobierno de Chile

La comisión de expertos establecida por J-PAL a petición del ministerio de Planificación, realizó hoy su reunión final en la Facultad de Economía de la UC, donde además se expusieron las investigaciones realizadas

Marzo 8, 2011 -
Care.org

“A women’s place is at the home.” Such myths yank girls out of school, cause hunger, and prevent women from getting the health care they need. Myths kill. Today, there are more women than ever who demonstrate that it is time to put these myths where they belong – into the historical rubbish bin.

Marzo 7, 2011 -
The Guardian

The hostility of politicians in Andhra Pradesh to microfinance is a blow to those trying to get themselves out of poverty.

Marzo 5, 2011 -
The Economic Times

Social capital can be transmuted into economic capital, and women's groups repaying loans to microfinance institutions through frequent installments in a group setting exemplify social capital at work.

Febrero 23, 2011 -
Miller McCune
There are international development programs that actually do help the world’s poorest people. Dean Karlan can show you the proof.
Febrero 23, 2011 -
Freakonomics

Swipegood thinks giving to charity make you feel better about yourself, even if done in tiny amounts. It would be great if the charity was willing to run a randomized trial to find out.

Febrero 15, 2011 -
MIT News

19 individuals, 3 teams to be honored at Excellence Awards on March 1.

Febrero 6, 2011 -
The Hindustan Times

The first ever State-wide school-based mass de-worming programme is being launched in Bihar this Monday.

Febrero 4, 2011 -
The Telegraph, Calcutta, India

A mass programme to eliminate intestinal worms in schoolchildren that is about to be launched in Bihar next week may soon expand to Delhi and other states, including Bengal, technical experts with the programme have said.

Enero 21, 2011 -
UCT Faculty of Commerce

As host of the launch of J-PAL Africa this week, the vice chancellor Dr. Max Price said the close interface between academics at UCT and policymakers in South Africa refuted accusations that universities were ivory towers.

Enero 20, 2011 -
Indian Express

A robust debate has ensued among economists about whether to focus on growth or to first focus on social programmes that directly target poverty (with the idea that this will eventually create conditions for higher growth).

Enero 17, 2011 -
The Independent

Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said the state has failed the poor when speaking at the launch of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL Africa).

Enero 2, 2011 -
Project Syndicate

Karlan’s research, and the results obtained at stickK, suggests that most people, when they are thinking calmly, have a sense of what is in their interests, but, faced with more immediate temptations, are often unable to keep to their plans.