J-PAL Europe, based at the Paris School of Economics, leads J-PAL’s work in Europe. J-PAL Europe conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.
With a network of affiliated professors based across Europe and beyond, we partner with governments and civil society actors to conduct rigorous impact evaluations of social programs in Europe. We also work with J-PAL offices around the globe to help inform the work of European development actors.
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, with longtime J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer, were jointly awarded the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The prize was awarded “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”
The European Social Inclusion Initiative (ESII) is a multi-year research initiative that aims to generate new evidence and share emerging lessons for programs and policies seeking to foster the social inclusion of migrants and refugees.