March 31, 2011
Media Coverage
In April, Duflo's new book, 'Poor economics: a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty', will once more turn the spotlight on actions to tackle poverty. Co-authored with Abhijit Banerjee, the book aims to make 2011 the year that the "economics of poverty" become a key part of...
March 30, 2011
Media Coverage
DtW board member, Esther Duflo talks about combating global poverty by translating research into action in this IPS News interview. Esther Duflo uses research to show which programmes are the most effective in combating poverty. Her work...
March 23, 2011
Announcement
Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT, will be presented with the Thomas C. Schelling Award, bestowed annually to an individual whose remarkable intellectual work has had a transformative impact on public policy. Past recipients...
March 21, 2011
External Coverage
March 08, 2011
Announcement
Our partner the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley has been awarded a grant from the Center for Financial Services Innovation to test whether social commitments and text alerts can help consumers reduce debt. The program, Borrow Less Tomorrow, was designed jointly with IPA and...
March 07, 2011
Media Coverage
"Microcredit is a good thing but has been oversold," said Yale professor Dean Karlan, who authored one such study. "It will not raise people out of poverty, certainly not single-handedly. But there are benefits that are important."
February 25, 2011
External Coverage
February 24, 2011
Media Coverage
"Policymakers are desperate to promote enterprise." The new Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index could help.
January 26, 2011
Media Coverage
Leading economists Esther Duflo, Kristin Forbes, Michael Kremer, and Vikram Akula, through Deworm the World, have dewormed more than 3 million children.Â
January 26, 2011
Media Coverage
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently gave Karlan, author of the upcoming book, “More Than Good Intentions,” a $7.3 million grant to conduct research on microsavings. It’s part of the Gates Foundation’s $500 million pledge to make savings accounts accessible to poor people around the world...
January 25, 2011
External Coverage
The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases casts a spotlight on DtW's global efforts to expand school-based deworming. In addition to providing an overview of our work, the blog contains a few random, but nevertheless interesting facts...
January 24, 2011
Media Coverage
Quitting smoking is a challenge, but if you make a bet, you may have a better chance. A recent experiment showed that heavy smokers who cannot kick the habit can be motivated by money. The experiment was conducted in Mindanao in the Philippines by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT...
January 18, 2011
Media Coverage
South African Planning Minister Trevor Manuel spoke last night at the launch of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL Africa) in the SA Labour and Development Research Unit at the University Cape Town.
January 17, 2011
Media Coverage
In the past decade Esther Duflo has changed the way policy-based research can be done in the Majority World.
January 10, 2011
Announcement
The Federal Reserve Board has named ten new members to its Consumer Advisory Council and designated a new Chair and Vice Chair of the Council for 2011. The Council advises the Board on the exercise of its responsibilities under the Consumer Credit Protection Act and on other matters in the area of...
January 09, 2011
Media Coverage
IN a recent column, Peter Singer, who is a Professor of Bioethics at Princeton, wrote that while John Stuart Mill argued that individuals are the best guardians of their own interests, research suggests that they can do with some help. He took the example of Professor of Economics at Yale, Dean...
January 09, 2011
Media Coverage
Esther Duflo says that educated and healthy people are the pillars of good social policy.
December 21, 2010
Media Coverage
by Esther Duflo In the coming year I’ll be involved in an effort to promote immunization in poor areas. The goal is to bring to scale a program that Abhijit Banerjee, Rachel Glennerster, and I evaluated in collaboration with Seva Mandir, a nongovernmental organization in the Indian state of...

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