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Lessons from Sierra Leone’s Ebola pandemic on the impact of school closures on girls

J-PAL affiliates Imran Rasul and Oriana Bandiera, along with Andrea Smurra, discuss lessons from their research on the impact of school closures during Sierra Leone's ebola outbreak.

Spend Fossil-Fuel Subsidies on Pandemic Relief and the Poor

Many developing countries have long maintained fuel subsidies because they are politically impossible to abandon. But now that oil prices have reached historic lows, this problem has all but disappeared.

Opportunities, challenges, and strategies for evidence production and use in the COVID era: 3ie’s expert panel weighs in

J-PAL Global Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal participated as a speaker on 3ie's expert panel on evidence in the time of COVID-19, part of 3ie's Virtual Evidence Weeks.

Coronavirus: Rich countries must fund 'Marshall Plan' for world's poorest countries, says Nobel-winning economist

J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo on the recent episode of Econ Films' CoronaNomics: "we have the ability as a global community to avoid turning it into this catastrophe"

Averting Catastrophe

J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo, along with Achim Steiner and Joseph E. Stiglitz discuss how developing countries can address the health and economic crises they face on the recent episode of CoronaNomics by Econ Films.

Nobel Prize winner Esther Duflo probes effectiveness of virus warnings

Speaking to Econ Films' CoronaNomics program, J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo called for a new Marshall plan to aid the southern hemisphere's economic recovery from the pandemic

Prejudices about online courses, but healthy to lose some of those: Abhijit Banerjee

With COVID-19 forcing educational institutions around the world to move to online classes, the Nobel laureate speaks to The Indian Express about why this shift is a “forced experience but a good one”.

Coronavirus is a crisis for the developing world, but here's why it needn't be a catastrophe

J-PAL Directors, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, discuss how a radical new form of universal basic income could revitalize damaged economies in the wake of COVID-19