December 08, 2011
Media Coverage
On November 30, 2011, MIF General Manager Nancy Lee delivered opening remarks at the Innovations for Poverty Action SME Initiative Conference, co-hosted by IPA and the MIF and held at the IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This annual event brings together a broad stakeholder group of researchers...
December 08, 2011
Media Coverage
"Last week, Innovations for Poverty Action's SME Initiative brought together researchers and  practitioners to discuss recent research on SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises), mostly in the developing world." A brief summary of the conference.
December 07, 2011
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Antoinette Schoar, who has conducted several studies in SMEs, was cited in an Economist article exploring whether the continuing economic recession has changed attitudes toward firm investment and financial decisions. Excerpt: Past research has shown that exogenous shocks,...
December 06, 2011
Media Coverage
Civil Society's Fundraising section printed this article announcing GiveWell's recognition of IPA as a standout organization: "Other charities recognised as 'standout organisations' include GiveDirectly which offers a method to send money directly to the poor, and Innovations for Poverty Action,...
December 06, 2011
Media Coverage
Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal interviewed IPA Founder and President Dean Karlan on why people give. Read an excerpt below, or watch and/or read the full interview here. Ryssdal: So this is, perhaps, the most basic question of all when we're talking about philanthropy and charity, but why? Why do we...
December 05, 2011
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate John List was quoted in an article in Nonprofit Quarterly examining donor behavior. Excerpt: John List, an economist at the University of Chicago has tested matching programs for their capacity to encourage people to give more. List found that a matching program did inspire...
December 04, 2011
Media Coverage
John List, an IPA Research Affiliate, has been cited in a Boston Globe article exploring the psychological dynamics involved in people donating. Excerpt: Another prominent theory to emerge from the research is that people give because of social pressure. [...] Those aren't the reasons we like to...
December 03, 2011
Media Coverage
"Randomised trials could help show whether aid works" IPA Research Affiliate David McKenzie is mentioned in this Economist news story on the effectiveness of randomized trials, calling back to the Millennium Villages Project that has stirred up some controversy in the development impact sphere this...
December 01, 2011
Media Coverage
Get those economists started early! IPA Research Affiliate John List created headlines in Chicago with a special economics course designed and taught to 8th graders by U Chicago professors: Several eighth-grade students in Chicago Heights School District 170 are taking an economics class taught by...
December 01, 2011
Media Coverage
Congratulations to IPA Affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, who were chosen as #60 of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers. Below find the excerpt from the magazine; or, read it from the original source here.
December 01, 2011
Media Coverage
IPA's New Haven-based Data Coordinator, Matt White, was featured in a video interview with the New Haven Register where he discusses his experience working with IPA's Urban Micro-Insurance Project in Kenya.  Excerpt: Jua Kali is both a place and a type of freelance worker in Nairobi, Kenya, where...
November 30, 2011
Media Coverage
From Psychologist Art Markman, Ph.D.'s HuffPost blog, IPA Research Affiliate Eldar Shafir's research is highlighted in showing how a positive or negative outlook can impact one's life. When you are focused on the negative side of things, you often focus on rejecting options rather than selecting...
November 30, 2011
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Edward Miguel reviews Steven Radelet's new book Emerging Africa in Foreign Affairs, a publication by the Council on Foreign Relations: Summary: "Steven Radelet's accessible new book argues that much of the credit for Africa's recent economic boom goes to its increasingly...
November 28, 2011
Media Coverage
Stephen P. Groff, a member of IPA's Policy Advisory Board and Vice President of Asian Development Bank, writes a compelling statement on how to approach aid effectively, using Korea as an example: Teaser: Aid to Asia is coming under particularly intense scrutiny. Many see the growing affluence and...
November 27, 2011
Media Coverage
Armed with data, an MIT lab offers fresh insight on some of the world's most vexing problems IPA's partner organization, J-PAL, is featured in the Boston Globe highlighting IPA Research Affiliates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee. Paired with an interesting infographic, the article brings more...
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...

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