December 08, 2009
Media Coverage
An article in the Financial Times examines the evidence from three microfinance trials (two microcredit trials in the Philippines and India and one microsavings study in Kenya) undertaken by IPA Research Affiliates. The reason for the backlash is obvious: microfinance was supposed not just to be a...
December 08, 2009
Media Coverage
IPA President Dean Karlan and Project Associate Kareem Haggag discuss the findings of research on matching grants in charitable giving: Many foundations and non-profits run campaigns to increase public awareness of a particular issue and to motivate donations. Recently, some foundations have also...
December 03, 2009
Media Coverage
IPA President and Founder Dean Karlan contributes to a BBC Radio 4 Program on the State of Microfinance. Other contributors include Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank, Syed Hashemi of BRAC, and Stuart Rutherford of SafeSave. Listen to the program here.
November 30, 2009
Media Coverage
Profiles the research and results of IPA Research Affiliates and the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, discussing results from work by Abhijit Banerjee, Rachel Glennerster, Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel, and Karthik Muralidharan.
November 30, 2009
Media Coverage
In this Editorial, IPA Research Affiliate Abhijit Banerjee responds to coverage of the results of two recent microcredit impact evaluations in the Philippines and in India, and highlights important insights that many discussions in the media have overlooked. 
November 20, 2009
Media Coverage
Nicholas Kristof mentions the effectiveness of deworming, based on a study by IPA Research Affiliates, in a discussion of changing attitudes towards foreign aid.  "Take education. Given the problems with school-building programs, donors have turned to other strategies to increase the number of...
November 10, 2009
Media Coverage
A recent Slate article picks up where the WSJ left off in describing IPA's research in the Philippines, Bolivia, and Peru that explores how text message "reminders" can help people overcome barriers to saving.
November 04, 2009
Media Coverage
A recent Wall Street Journal article discusses research in the Philippines, Bolivia, and Peru by IPA President Dean Karlan and IPA Research Affiliate Jonathan Zinman that explores how text message "reminders" can help people overcome barriers to saving. [Full article for subscribers only.]
October 26, 2009
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate David McKenzie co-authors an article debunking some common myths about the flow of skilled workers from poor home countries to wealthy ones.
September 22, 2009
Announcement
The MacArthur Foundation has announced their list of 24 MacArthur Fellows for 2009.  Esther Duflo, an IPA Research Affiliate and co-founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, was awarded one of the 24 MacArthur Foundation "genius awards".  MacArthur Fellows receive $500,000 as a "...
September 20, 2009
Media Coverage
This Boston Globe article cites a paper by IPA president Dean Karlan and Research Affiliate Jonathan Zinman as well as a paper by IPA Research Affiliates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Rachel Glennerster (with co-author Cynthia Kinnan) in its discussion of the impact of microfinance. From the...
August 20, 2009
Media Coverage
This article on fighting poverty by improving the situation of women in the developing world mentions IPA Research Affiliate Michael Kremer's work in Kenya, and also quotes Research Affiliate Esther Duflo.  "...SO WHAT WOULD an agenda for fighting poverty through helping women look like? You might...
August 13, 2009
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Eldar Shafir discusses the book "Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit and Banking Among Low-Income Households."Â Research by Shafir and Sendhil Mullainathan, another IPA Research Affiliate, is featured in the book.
July 24, 2009
Media Coverage
Entering the current discussion on predatory lending is a study by JPAL member, Marianne Bertrand, that investigates whether better information on a payday loan's terms influences the decision to borrow.  The article also cites research by IPA affiliates Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir and...
July 14, 2009
Announcement
IPA Research Affiliate  Sendhil Mullainathan appeared as a witness in the recent Senate Banking Committee meeting “Creating a Consumer Financial Protection Agency: A Cornerstone of America’s New Economic Foundation”. For more information and to watch the hearing live, click here (Mullainathan...
June 29, 2009
Announcement
Google announces its first major initiative in Uganda, which makes available a suite of cell phone applications--including services to offer health and agriculture tips and a platform that helps buyers and sellers connect to one another--designed to serve the needs of the poor and increase access...
June 25, 2009
Media Coverage
Coupling business training with microloans is a practice that is growing in popularity.  This article cites an IPA study in Peru led by Dean Karlan and Martin Valdivia which found that the business training program improved outcomes for borrowers and surprisingly had a larger effect for those that...
May 10, 2009
Media Coverage
Research Affiliate Esther Duflo writes about the benefits of keeping girls in school and how IPA's Ghana Secondary School Project for Girls works.
May 10, 2009
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Jonathan Zinman is quoted in this Parade Magazine article about why Americans find it so difficult to save, drawing on behavioral theory. Zinman cites the propensity of people to discount the impact of compound interest on today's savings as a reason why they don't save as...
April 02, 2009
Media Coverage
Article explores how the power of conformity, or social norms can be harnessed to move a population to change behaviors and choices. It highlights how the new adiministration is drawing on research by IPA affiliated behavioral economists to craft policies designed to create postive change in...

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