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The Grand Experimenters

Friday, October 18, 2019 - Open

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and his team of economists started a quiet revolution to free people from poverty traps. Read the full article on Open.

Les cofondateurs de J-PAL Abhijit Banerjee et Esther Duflo avec l’équipe dirigeante de J-PAL en juillet 2019 au Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). (De gauche à droite: David Sears, Paula Pedro, Benjamin Olken, Lina Marliani, Anna Schrimpf, Esther Duflo, Iqbal Dhaliwal, Ann Bates, Anja Sautmann, Abhijit Banerjee, Shobhini Mukerji, Laura Poswell, John Floretta.)

J-PAL Co-Founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo Awarded Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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...

Nobel economics prize winner: I want to inspire women

Monday, October 14, 2019 - BBC News

Esther Duflo has said she is "humbled" by her success in winning this year's Nobel prize for economics and hopes it will "inspire many, many other women". Read the full article on BBC News.

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Communiqué de presse : Le Prix de la Banque de Suède en sciences économiques attribué à Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo et Michael Kremer

Monday, October 14, 2019

Le 14 Octobre 2019, le 51e Prix de la Banque de Suède en sciences économiques à la mémoire d’Alfred Nobel a été attribué aux fondateurs de J-PAL Abhijit Banerjee et Esther Duflo, tous deux...

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Behavioral Economics Could Increase Obamacare Enrollment and Stabilize Markets

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - UCLA Anderson Review

J-PAL affiliate Wesley Yin and his colleagues have recently completed a randomized evaluation on interventions used to combat the frictions in the take-up of health insurance in California.

Release: Government of Haryana partners with J-PAL South Asia to improve health care through data analytics

Thursday, September 26, 2019

On September 11, 2019, The National Health Mission (NHM), Government of Haryana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to...

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First in pollution control: how Surat industries will trade particulate matter

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Indian Express

Following a J-PAL evaluation, the Gujarat government launched what is being described as the world’s first market for trading in particulate matter emissions. Read more at Indian Express.

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A market for emissions, with incentives to cut pollution

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - The Hindu

In June this year, Gujarat unveiled the country’s first emissions trading scheme to encourage and incentivise industrial units to cut air pollution, designed through a collaboration with J-PAL, EPIC...