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Economists have long identified large differences in productivity between countries and between firms. One potential explanation for the persistent gap is that some firms have better management practices than others.
Our co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, with longtime J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on December 10, 2019. In the week leading up to the award ceremony, the laureates delivered lectures on their award-winning research and participated in a roundtable discussion with the 2019 Nobel cohort.
J-PAL North America's Work of the Future Initiative gathered leaders to identify strategies to help workers thrive in today's labor market
This week, we welcomed the first cohort of our new master's program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP)
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- **Registration for Evaluating Social Programs 2020 in Cambridge, MA is now open!** Are your organization’s programs achieving their intended impact? From June 8-12, join us for a five-day, in-person training at MIT to learn why and when randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure social impact, how evaluations are designed in real-world settings, and how evaluation results can drive evidence-based decision-making. Taught by J-PAL affiliated professors and senior staff, the training is tailored to the needs of policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from NGOs, governments, and foundations from the US and around the world. Learn more and apply: https://j-p.al/execed2020 6 days 12 hours ago.
- Today is the last day to register for the #MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy before classes begin on February 4! This program is designed to equip learners with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing people living in poverty. Learners can audit the class for free and/or choose to upgrade at a later point, so register today! https://lnkd.in/eVj9mgG Scholarships are available to #AfricanScholars through J-PAL Africa. Learn if you are eligible and apply by Feb 4: https://lnkd.in/ef2pj6E 2 weeks 15 hours ago.
- How can studying one program make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions worldwide? The answer lies in generalizability, or applying lessons from one context to another. Watch our latest video to learn more: https://j-p.al/niy 2 weeks 5 days ago.
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- Earlier this week we welcomed 22 students to MIT’s campus in the first cohort of the Data, Economics, and Development Policy Master’s program. Chosen from the top performers in the MicroMasters courses, the students in the inaugural cohort come from 14 countries and a diverse range of backgrounds. Meet the first class on our website & learn about opportunities to join our program: https://economics.mit.edu/masters/current 3 weeks 4 days ago.