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Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo, and Abhijit Banerjee

How the economics Nobel laureates’ methods could help fight poverty in the U.S.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - PBS NewsHour

Vincent Quan, Associate Director of Policy at J-PAL North America, reflects on what we've learned from randomized evaluations in the U.S.  Read more on PBS NewsHour. 

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Glimpses of Pratham's 20-year partnership with Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - The Indian Express

Rukmini Banerji of long-time J-PAL partner, Pratham, says, "little did we know when we embarked together on a journey 20 years ago, that the path from Mumbai’s municipal schools would eventually lead...

Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo, and Abhijit Banerjee

2019 Nobel Prize Recipient, Abhijit Banerjee, Reflects On Leadership In The Social Sector

Monday, December 9, 2019 - Forbes

In an interview with Forbes, Abhijit Banerjee, discusses how the three Nobel laureates have effectively encouraged the entire social sector to “grab their goggles”.  Read more at Forbes.

Release: Announcing new research partnerships to promote social inclusion for migrants in Europe

Monday, December 9, 2019

J-PAL Europe, together with Community Jameel and Porticus, announce new research partnerships to promote social inclusion for migrants and refugees in Europe

How Poverty Ends: The Many Paths to Progress—and Why They May Not Continue

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - Foreign Affairs

J-PAL co-founders and Nobel laureates, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, discuss how the best way to transform millions of lives is not to try in vain to boost growth, but to focus squarely on the...

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When a Disappointment Helped Lead to a Nobel Prize

Friday, November 29, 2019 - The New York Times

J-PAL affiliate, Seema Jayachandran, discusses how Nobel laureates, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer, have learned from pioneering field experiments that sometimes did not work as...

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Odisha Govt Asks Employees to Take Online Courses on Better Governance

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - The Hindustan Times

Odisha government asks employees to enroll in policy-oriented online courses offered by J-PAL and other institutions. Read more at The Hindustan Times.

New research partnership evaluates innovation in family engagement

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - MIT News

J-PAL North America is partnering with TalkingPoints multilingual family engagement platform assess the intervention's impact on student achievement. Read more on MIT News.