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Iqbal Dhaliwal

“Prepare to be surprised”

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - India Development Review

Iqbal Dhaliwal, global executive director of J-PAL shares important lessons he has learned over years of working with governments.

Electricity in Kenya

Electrification and the poverty trap

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - Energy Institute Blog

J-PAL affiliate, Catherine Wolfram, discusses her recent research on rural electrification.

What do mainstream economists get wrong about poverty and growth?

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - Project Syndicate

J-PAL co-founder and Nobel laureate, Abhijit Banerjee, discusses his new focus on rehabilitating the reputations of economists

Not just for play: Parent engagement can boost toddlers' skill development

Friday, February 14, 2020 - Yale News

New research by J-PAL affiliates, Costas Meghir and Orazaio Attanasio, and colleagues shows the importance of early childhood development for children in low-resource settings

Inaugural cohort of the DEDP program

MIT launches master's in data, economics, and development policy, led by Nobel laureates

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - MIT News

This week, we welcomed the first cohort of our new master's program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP)

Can We Have Prosperity Without Growth?

Monday, February 3, 2020 - The New Yorker

Critiques of economic growth, including those by J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, are gaining widespread attention in the face of the climate crisis

Leaders discussing at Building A Future That Works For All

Experts join J-PAL North America in advancing conversation on the work of the future

Friday, January 31, 2020 - MIT News

J-PAL North America's Work of the Future Initiative gathered leaders to identify strategies to help workers thrive in today's labor market

People checking their phones

Time off social media may leave you less informed but happier

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - LSE Business Review

A recent paper by J-PAL affiliated researcher, Hunt Allcott, and colleagues discusses the downsides to social media

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