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The Genius Next Door: Physician-economist Marcella Alsan on racial discrimination in medicine

J-PAL Affiliate and MacArthur Fellow Marcella Alsan discussed her interest in health economics and dedication to studying inequality through randomized control trials.

J-PAL: A Science to Alleviating Global Poverty

The article provides an overview of why Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Sendhil Mullainathan founded J-PAL, and the importance of the evidence to policy pipeline by discussing the organization's work in India and Kenya as well as the Jobs and Opportunity Initiative and the King Climate Action...

A Nobel prize-winning economist's guide to cooking

BBC
When J-PAL affiliate Abhijit Banerjee isn't studying economics, he's cooking! The Nobel Prize winner recently published a cookbook of his favorite recipes.

How a simple solution slashed child mortality in rural Kenyan villages

Discusses research by J-PAL affiliate and Nobel Prize winner Michael Kremer on how water chlorination can decrease child mortality in rural Kenya.

Fighting poverty: Learning from the ground

J-PAL Southeast Asia partnered with the Indonesian government to carry out the mission of research to informed policy set out by co-founders and affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

Celebrating Pratham

J-PAL affiliate Abhijit Banerjee spoke at education NGO Pratham after winning Yiden Prize for research in education and development.

On Her Own Account: Impact of Strengthening Women’s Financial Control

J-PAL affiliates Erica Field, Rohini Pande, and Simone Schaner collaborated with J-PAL South Asia to better understand barriers to labor force participation for women in India.

How to Get Farmers to Not Burn Crop Residue

J-PAL affiliates Kelsey Jack, Namrata Kala, Rohini Pande, Seema Jayachandran share the results of their randomized evaluation, conducted with J-PAL South Asia, which uses cash incentives to reduce the number farmers burning their crop residue.