November 22, 2011
Media Coverage
In a great post on Global Health Policy Nandini Oomman, director of the HIV/AIDS Monitor at the...
November 21, 2011
Media Coverage
From DevEx News: USAID's Chief Innovation Officer, Maura O'Neill, wrote an informative article on using innovation and systematic research to create sustainable development solutions, using IPA's Safe Water Program, specifically the Chlorine Dispenser project in Kenya, as an example. Read the full...
November 21, 2011
Media Coverage
At a time when parasitic worms are threatening school education goals worldwide by preventing children from attending classes, Nitish Kumar-led Bihar has become the first state in the country to host the world's largest de-worming project for...
November 18, 2011
Announcement
New Haven, CT, USA: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) today announced the appointment of Annie Duflo to the position of Executive Director. Ms. Duflo replaces Dean Karlan, who will remain as President of IPA. Ms. Duflo’s appointment comes at a time of transition for IPA. The research...
November 14, 2011
Media Coverage
Emily Brandon at US News cites a 2003 study by IPA Research Affiliate Esther Duflo with colleague Emmanuel Saez, in describing how colleagues have been shown to influence people's plans for their retirement investment and savings: Earlier research has shown that your colleagues may also influence...
November 11, 2011
Media Coverage
A joint initiative between a local New Haven bank and IPA, with the help of IPA's partner student advocacy group Students for Proven Impact, has been generating some buzz in the media. The "Loot Camp", a financial training program for at-risk students, is the project of Lynn Smith, Senior Vice...
November 11, 2011
Media Coverage
The first State-wide school-based de-worming programme which concluded recently in Bihar provides a model that can be rapidly scaled up in other States and sustained over time to improve the education, health and productivity of school children,...
November 09, 2011
Media Coverage
November 07, 2011
Media Coverage
IPA Affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo attended Tehelka-Newsweek's Thinkfest, a festival offering "the opportunity to interact and debate with the foremost thinkers and innovators from India, Pakistan, USA, Britain, China, Israel, the Middle East and Europe." The Times of India summarizes...
November 06, 2011
Media Coverage
In his blog, Forbes' Tim Ferguson brings attention to an investment into a development think tank at Stanford: Investor Robert E. King and his wife have given $150 million (part of which is a challenge grant) to found the Stanford school's Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, which...
November 03, 2011
Media Coverage
Press release commends book as "at once radical in its rethinking of the economics of poverty and entirely practical in the suggestions it offers, allowing a ringside view of the lives of the world's poorest." IPA Research Affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's Poor Economics has won the...
November 03, 2011
Media Coverage
A LiveMint.com article uses evidence from a study by Abhijit Banerjee and Thomas Piketty to show how India, despite ranking low in income inequality compared to other similar economies, has still experienced a rise in inequality: "Occupy Wall Street (OWS) captured the anger of an American public...
October 21, 2011
Media Coverage
A Slate article highlights doctoral researchers Michael Callen and James Long's field experiment intending to explore the potential of "camera auditing" to reduce corruption in electoral process in Afghanistan. The researchers cite Duflo's study, Encouraging Teacher Attendance through Monitoring...
October 18, 2011
Media Coverage
A new research paper by IPA Research Affiliate Julian Jamison of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank is cited in the Wall Street Journal's Real Time Economics blog: The younger you are, the more freaked out you are likely to be by the housing market crash. A new paper by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston ...
October 10, 2011
Media Coverage
In the late 1990's, UC Berkley's Ted Miguel joined forces with Harvard's Michael Kremer to conduct a piece of ground-breaking research to evaluate the education impacts of school-based deworming campaigns in Western Kenya.
October 10, 2011
Media Coverage
The Guardian's Poverty Matters development weblog recently highlighted development experts questioning the impact of the Millenium Villages Project. IPA Research Affiliate Chris Blattman weighs in, calling for more thorough evaluation of "the theory of the big push": The nub of the issue was well...
October 08, 2011
Media Coverage
Sick children are not as able to learn in school as their healthy classmates. For millions of children across the world this illness is caused by intestinal worms. These parasitic worms can cause cause anaemia, stunted growth, lethargy, impaired...
October 08, 2011
Media Coverage
"By any measure, the global economy is facing unusually high levels of uncertainty and volatility. But human nature may be impeding our ability to turn the economy around." - NYTimes.com Richard H. Thaler, economics professor at UChicago's Booth School of Business, cites IPA Research Affiliate ...
October 07, 2011
Announcement
MIT Professor Kristin Forbes admits she once wondered if economics was "all about doing proofs in an ivory tower.” Now, as a founder of Deworm the World, she has seen firsthand "the power of good economics to improve the lives of millions.”
October 03, 2011
Press Release
Patna, India: Over 17 million children in the Indian state of Bihar were provided with deworming treatment as part of one of the largest school-based deworming efforts ever conducted in the world. The announcement was made by Mr. Rajesh Bhushan, the State Project Director of the Bihar Education...

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