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Odisha to partner Nobel laureates’ J-PAL

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - The New Indian Express

The partnership with a prestigious research centre like J-PAL is being done under Odisha Government’s 5T Initiatives which look at transformative action. Read the full article on The New Indian...

Rubbish pickers in Maputo, Mozambique.

If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - The Guardian

J-PAL co-founders and newly minted Nobel laureates, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, discuss how the pursuit of rapid growth won’t solve the huge challenges we face. A more honest, humane approach...

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 to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.

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. Read the full article on Open.

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. Read the full article on BBC.

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.