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How Nobel-Prize-winning research is tackling youth unemployment

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - Ahram Online

Bruno Crépon, co-chair of J-PAL's Labor Markets sector and J-PAL's MENA initiative, reflects on the impact of experimental research on youth unemployment in the MENA region.

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.)

Release: 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...

Turning an economics education into solutions with impact

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - MIT News

It’s an ambitious goal: to change the status quo. Yet, this is just what Alan Al Yussef has set out to do. As one of the first people to earn the MITx Data, Economics, and Development Policy...

Release: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT teams up with Egyptian organizations for Cairo event

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dr. Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL),...

Abhijit Banerjee speaks in front of Community Jameel backdrop to audience

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab to focus on the Middle East

Friday, April 28, 2017 - Mid East Information

At an event in Dubai, J-PAL announced it will be increasing its work and presence in the Middle East and North Africa as part of its commitment to helping improve lives and alleviate poverty in the...