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Poverty Fighters

J-PAL co-founders Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee and J-PAL Global Director Iqbal Dhaliwal discuss J-PAL's work and approach to fighting poverty.

5 Economists Redefining…Everything. Oh Yes, And They’re Women

J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo is mentioned by Forbes as one of five female economists revolutionizing the field.

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo on how economies can rebound

J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss how economies can recover from COVID-19.

Study: Benefits Of Workplace Wellness Programs Underwhelming

J-PAL affiliate David Molitor discusses results from his research on the effects of workplace wellness programs.

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.

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.