J-PAL"Little did any of us know at the time what a journey we were embarking on." Rukmini Banerji, CEO of @Pratham_India, reflects on her longtime collaboration with the laureates and @JPAL in this @Ideas4India piece
J-PAL"...I was drawn to the huge potential of their very simple vision: What if policymakers in governments, NGOs, and foundations could base their decisions on scientific evidence rather than instincts, ideology, or inertia?"
- @iqbaldhali on @JPAL's work
“We want to create more and better jobs.” Sound familiar?
J-PALOur #Firms sector works to identify the best ways to create #jobs while ensuring fair wages, good working conditions, and #jobsecurity for workers.
David Atkin & Nick Bloom discuss what a research agenda for job creation could look like in a recent blog: j-p.al/8cbpic.twitter.com/xNAqlAWw0g
Hundreds of millions of people across the developing world have benefited from evidence-based innovation. However, the link between research, on the one hand...
J-PALWhen do innovation and evidence change lives? @rglenner answers three key questions in a 2017 lecture: 1.What kind of innovations make it to scale?
2. What types of partnerships are needed?
3. What can donors do to catalyze impact?
J-PAL"Will this program work in my context?"
Policymakers can use a practical framework to break this question into a series of questions based on the theory and evidence behind a program. Learn more about the generalizability puzzle:
A public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science by Esther Duflo.
J-PALTune in tomorrow 📺 #EstherDuflo will deliver the 2019 Stamp Memorial Lecture on her + #AbhijitBanerjee's new book "Good Economics for Hard Times" on Nov. 5 at 6:30pm GMT (1:30pm ET). The event will be live streamed. More details here:
Policymakers, funders, implementing agencies, and consumers all need to decide which programs to support. How can they know which programs work, and which pr...
J-PALThe Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." How does this approach actually work in practice? Check out this short video from @JPAL_NA
The pursuit of rapid growth won’t solve the huge challenges we face. A more honest, humane approach is the answer, say Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee
J-PAL"If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it." Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee in today's @guardian
J-PAL"Good economics is less like the hard sciences and more like engineering or plumbing: it breaks big problems into manageable chunks and tries to solve them with a pragmatic approach." Esther Duflo & Abhijit Banerjee in @guardian
New partners will work with J-PAL to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.
J-PALYesterday we announced five new research partnerships with state and local governments in California, Minnesota, and Virginia to improve policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security. See more at news.mit.edu/2019/j-pal-nor…@JPAL_NA
On their own, markets can’t deliver outcomes that are just, acceptable — or even efficient.
J-PALNew @nytimes op-ed from Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo on the mismatch between economic policies and human behavior: “In the real world, it is unreasonable to expect markets to always deliver outcomes that are just, acceptable—or even efficient.”
J-PAL"Economists have somehow managed to hide in plain sight an enormously consequential finding from their research: Financial incentives are nowhere near as powerful as they are usually assumed to be." From Esther Duflo & Abhijit Banerjee in @nytimes
After research found that school-based distribution of deworming pills in areas with high infection rates boosted health and school attendance; the approach has been scaled to reach over 285 million children in 2017.
Alleviating poverty is more guesswork than science, and lack of data on aid's impact raises questions about how to provide it. But Clark Medal-winner Esther Duflo says it's possible to know which development efforts help and which hurt -- by testing...
J-PALOn this #ThrowbackThursday, we're revisiting our co-founder & co-director Esther Duflo's 2010 TED talk "Social experiments to fight poverty"
J-PALWant to learn more about microcredit after today's Twitter chat on #FinancialInclusion? We reviewed 7 randomized evaluations of #microcredit and found limited impacts on income and consumption: j-p.al/bpt
Around the world, more children are enrolled in school than ever before. But many children still aren't learning basic reading and math skills. Pratham, an I...
J-PALInterested in learning more about how a program from one context can be adapted and scaled in another? Check our latest Evidence to Policy video on the Teaching at the Right Level program: j-p.al/ogo
#TaRL #EvidencetoPolicy @TaRL_Africapic.twitter.com/QWdpl6IGEE