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Power lines in New Delhi, India

Electrifying India May Require Convincing People Power Is Something Worth Paying For

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Forbes

Co-Chair of J-PAL's Environment, Energy, and Climate Change sector, Michael Greenstone, discusses ongoing energy research in the Indian state of Bihar.

Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo, and Abhijit Banerjee

How the economics Nobel laureates’ methods could help fight poverty in the U.S.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - PBS NewsHour

Vincent Quan, Associate Director of Policy at J-PAL North America, reflects on what we've learned from randomized evaluations in the U.S.

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Glimpses of Pratham's 20-year partnership with Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - The Indian Express

Rukmini Banerji of J-PAL partner, Pratham, says, "little did we know when we embarked together on a journey 20 years ago, that the path from Mumbai’s municipal schools would eventually lead to...

Illustration of apartment buildings

Zipcode Destiny: The Persistent Power of Place and Education

Monday, December 9, 2019 - NPR Hidden Brain

NPR's Hidden Brain speak with J-PAL affiliate, Raj Chetty, on economic mobility in the US

Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo, and Abhijit Banerjee

2019 Nobel Prize Recipient, Abhijit Banerjee, Reflects On Leadership In The Social Sector

Monday, December 9, 2019 - Forbes

In an interview with Forbes, Abhijit Banerjee, discusses how the three Nobel laureates have effectively encouraged the entire social sector to “grab their goggles”.

Release: Announcing new research partnerships to promote social inclusion for migrants in Europe

Monday, December 9, 2019

J-PAL Europe, together with Community Jameel and Porticus, announce new research partnerships to promote social inclusion for migrants and refugees in Europe

Fare machine

Pilot program to test free and discounted Metro fare cards for low-income D.C. residents

Monday, December 9, 2019 - The Washington Post

A pilot program funded by J-PAL North America's State and Local Innovation Initiative aims to elimate costs of transportation for more than 1,000 low-income residents in Washington D.C.

How Poverty Ends: The Many Paths to Progress—and Why They May Not Continue

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - Foreign Affairs

J-PAL co-founders and Nobel laureates, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, discuss how the best way to transform millions of lives is not to try in vain to boost growth, but to focus squarely on the...