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J-PAL North America announces five new partnerships with state and local governments

Monday, October 28, 2019 - MIT News

New partners will work with J-PAL North America to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.

Policymakers must use data to finesse governance

Monday, October 21, 2019 - Hindustan Times

Shagun Sabarwal, Associate Director of Policy and Training at J-PAL South Asia says the mainstay of her team's work has been to act as an enabler and facilitator for policymakers to use the insights...

Abjijit Banerjee, Iqbal Dhaliwal, and Esther Duflo

PALs with the Poor

Friday, October 18, 2019 - The Week

J-PAL Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal writes about his experience working with J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

Abhijit and Esther

The Grand Experimenters

Friday, October 18, 2019 - Open

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and his team of economists started a quiet revolution to free people from poverty traps.

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo: The Nobel couple fighting poverty

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - BBC

Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee believe there are no magic bullets to end poverty. Instead, there are a number of things which could help improve their lives.

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...

Nobel drawings on Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded for Work on Poverty

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - The Wall Street Journal

Trio pioneered the testing of policies to improve educational outcomes and health and address problems associated with people living in extreme poverty.

3 share Nobel Prize in economics for ‘experimental approach’ to solving poverty

Monday, October 14, 2019 - The Washington Post

J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo, who at 46 is the award’s youngest winner, shares the honor with fellow J-PAL co-founder and MIT economist Abhijit Banerjee and J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer of Harvard...