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...
September 27, 2011
Media Coverage
Just as modern medicine has (largely) accepted that progress depends on evidence of what works, so should modern government and the rest of the public services. — Paul Johnson (Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
September 26, 2011
Media Coverage
No puede decirse que Dean Karlan esté gordito. En absoluto. No es Matthew McConaughey, pero no puede decirse que esté gordito. Entiéndanme: no es que someta a mis entrevistados a un control de masa corporal, pero en el caso de Karlan tiene cierta relevancia científica. Karlan es uno de esos...
September 26, 2011
Media Coverage
Dean Karlan sabe demasiado de lucha contra la miseria como para dejar espacio en sus tesis a eslóganes facilones o maximalistas. El catedrático, considerado uno de los grandes expertos mundiales en desarrollo económico, contesta con un cortante "no" a la pregunta sobre si algún día será...
September 16, 2011
Media Coverage
Nicholas Kristof writes for the New York Times:  "Careful research by Professor Esther Duflo of M.I.T. and other economists suggests that microfinance can chip away at poverty but is not a panacea."
September 13, 2011
Media Coverage
Our Agricultural Insurance product for farmers in Northern Ghana featured in the Daily Graphic.Â
September 09, 2011
Announcement
Tuesday 13 September sees the launch of the UK NTD Coalition which aims to promote awareness and action on NTDs by bringing together UK organisations and policy makers. To mark this special occasion the British Parliament is holding a...
September 09, 2011
Media Coverage
Rebecca Rouse, Project Coordinator for IPA's US Household Finance Initiative speaks to the Chicago Tribune about our commitment savings work in the USA.

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