August 18, 2010
External Coverage
July 08, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA Researcher Chris Blattman's evaluation of an intervention aimed at Street Youth in Liberia is covered by the BBC's The World program.  Listen to the audio here, including interviews with Liberia Country Director Tricia Gonwa and Professor Blattman. "So you're asking: How does somebody recover...
July 08, 2010
Media Coverage
"Even lentils can lead to miracles." How research by IPA Research Affiliates focusing on tangible goals is causing a revolution in the way we think about development.
June 30, 2010
Media Coverage
Economists Abhijit Banerjee and Sendhil Mullainathan lend their insight to a discussion of a radical proposal: a market for immigration visas.Â
June 23, 2010
Announcement
A recently released report by Dean Karlan discusses how behavioral "nudges" can help people make better choices about energy use and the environment. Read the full report here.
May 25, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Abhijit Banerjee writes of the importance of taking evidence seriously.  Here is an entirely banal idea that I think has the potential to change the world: Take evidence seriously. Taking evidence seriously does not mean privileging numbers over all other forms of knowledge...
May 24, 2010
Media Coverage
In an Op-Ed column this weekend, Nicholas Kristof highlights the crucial role of expenditures on small luxuries in the economic lives of the poor.  He cites work by IPA Research Affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo on the spending habits of the poor.  More recent work by those researchers (...
May 24, 2010
Media Coverage
A profile of the "Deworm the World" Initiative, based on IPA research on the effectiveness of mass deworming at improving children's school attendance in the developing world.
May 09, 2010
External Coverage
Esther Duflo's TED talk, "Social Experiments to Fight Poverty" is now available online! 
April 09, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Abhijit Banerjee writes on the effects of reserving parliamentary seats for women. "The most important reason why we should want reservations may, therefore, be that they help shake people out of their ignorant prejudices against women in politics and open the way for the...
April 05, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA president Dean Karlan contributes his thoughts on new trends in the microfinance industry.  From the article: "Karlan agrees that mobile banking is a key trend and notes with the increasing focus on profit, mobile banking will be able to lower transaction costs. 'However, there is a risk that...
March 30, 2010
Media Coverage
In this Op-Ed, IPA Research Affiliate Jonathan Zinman, writing with Victor Stango, draws on research findings to make suggestions for the role of the Consumer Protection Agency in the United States. Zinman praises, as an example, the promise of the Social Security Administration's research and...
March 09, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA Project Associates Kerry Brennan and Daniel Tello review the findings of two IPA studies that examine the role of sunk costs in decisions about how to provide goods and services to the poor. Many people assume that paying for something will make you more likely to use it, while items given away...
February 12, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Abhijit Banerjee discusses the problem (and opportunity) of climate change for the poor.  "Moreover, it is possible that the poor realise that they are the ones who will pay if the climate really changes drastically - after all, they are the ones who will not be able to shift...
February 12, 2010
Media Coverage
More coverage of IPA Affiliate Esther Duflo's TED presentation: "Esther Duflo, a professor in MIT's economics department, said, that every day, 25,000 children die of preventable causes, adding up every eight days to the approximate death toll of the Haiti earthquake."
February 10, 2010
External Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Esther Duflo spoke at TED in California.  "We can not helicopter people out of poverty."
February 10, 2010
Media Coverage
February 05, 2010
Media Coverage
Research on the efficacy of commitment contracts to quit smoking by IPA Research Affiliates Xavier Giné, Dean Karlan, and Jonathan Zinman is mentioned in a Newsweek article about how public policy tools can be used to fight heart disease.
February 01, 2010
External Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Sendhil Mullainathan spoke at TED India in November 2009 on the topic "Solving social problems with a nudge". The video from his presentation is now available online here.
January 22, 2010
Media Coverage
An article on re-thinking the strategies that will improve education in the developing world mentions work by Karthik Muralidharan, an IPA Research Affiliate.  "When schools are poorly run, studying what is wrong is the most vital subject of all."

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