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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...

Children in a classroom.

Parents know better than standardized tests

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - The Wall Street Journal

J-PAL affiliate Eric Bettinger and his research team found that students who won a lottery for a voucher in Colombia were 17% more likely to complete high school on time than students who lost the...

School Choice Increases Earnings in Colombia

Friday, August 9, 2019 - Cato Institute

An evaluation by J-PAL affiliates found that a school choice program Colombia improved vital long-run outcomes up to 20 years after students applied for private school vouchers in 1994.

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Why a Tax the U.S. Hasn’t Embraced Has Found Favor in Much of the World

Friday, May 17, 2019 - The New York Times

J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran discusses research that demonstrates how the Value Added Tax (VAT) can facilitate tax enforcement.

Nuestros textos escolares: mirando más allá del papel

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - La Tecera

J-PAL affiliate Francisco Gallego talks about his evaluation on laptops-based school textbooks in Honduras.

Las mentorías personalizadas impulsan los ingresos de microempresarios

Monday, February 11, 2019 - Diario Financiero

Un estudio realizado en Chile y publicado en el American Economic Journal muestra que hay componentes específicos de los programas que generan más impacto.

Fruit vendor in Mexico

What a Difference a Year (with a Consultant) Makes

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - KelloggInsight

A study in Mexico by J-PAL affiliated researchers found that consultants helped small to medium-size businesses expand.

Aerial view of slum housing in Mexico

The audacity of hope: Poverty and aspirations

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - VoxDev

J-PAL affiliates discuss their research from Latin America which suggests that solely encouraging unattainable aspirations among poor households does not improve their welfare.

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