The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
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- Internship alert! J-PAL Africa is hiring for a research intern starting immediately for an impact evaluation of an ICT platform allowing citizens of mining affected communities to anonymously voice their complaints about nearby mining activities. The intern is based at J-PAL's office in Johannesburg with travel to surrounding provinces. The position is compensated at US $1,000 per month, flights and accommodation will be provided, and all field-work-related travel costs will be covered. More info here: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/careers/research-intern-mining-south-africa-j-pal-africa-102990. Apply now! 1 day 57 min ago.
- Venezuela: How did we get here, and what’s next?: The third constitution—ever—was written in Venezuela. Additionally, use of the term “social security” as a responsibility of the state was first introduced in Venezuela in 1818. Between 1945 and 1965, Venezuela had the second fastest growth rate in per capita GDP (after Japan), the second lowest inflation rate (after Germany), and the lowest interest rate, not to mention good weather (which clearly defines paradise). So, what happened? On May 14, Professor Roberto Rigobon of MIT Sloan will deliver the next talk in J-PAL’s Data, Decisions, Public Policy (D2P2) lecture series. Roberto will speak about the modern history of Venezuela, starting from when the country had little oil all to way up to the turmoil of today. He will discuss the current humanitarian crisis and possible alternatives moving forward. 1 week 2 days ago.
- Due to high demand, we've added more seats for our June executive education course @MIT in Cambridge, MA! Join us for an intensive five-day training on impact evaluation methods, with a focus on rigorous randomized evaluation. Apply now: https://j-p.al/US-ExecEd-19. 1 week 2 days ago.
- Join us next Tuesday, May 14 at 3pm ET for a talk on the modern history of Venezuela w/ MIT professor Roberto Rigobon - including discussion of the current humanitarian crisis and possible ways forward. Register to attend in person or watch live online: j-p.al/d2p2. #D2P2 2 weeks 23 hours ago.
- Around the world, vast amounts of data are being collected, creating tremendous opportunities to transform lives through better policies. J-PAL's new IDEA Initiative will enable more of these opportunities - see how at https://j-p.al/idea-launch. (And the IDEA team is hiring! See open positions at https://j-p.al/24f08 and https://j-p.al/79174.) 2 weeks 2 days ago.