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...
March 05, 2009
Media Coverage
IPA partners with a rural bank in Agusan del Norte Philippines have started a savings program to help smokers kick the habit by encouraging smokers to deposit their would be cigarette money into a savings account instead.
November 17, 2008
Media Coverage
Thomas Bossuroy and Clara Delavallade describe how school-based deworming programs dramatically improve child health and education at a low cost.
June 24, 2008
Media Coverage
FAI Managing Director Jonathan Morduch talks to NPR's Marketplace about domestic microfinance.   To listen to the full interview - Marketplace
June 01, 2008
Media Coverage
Ted Miguel explores what has gone right in Africa since 2000 and led to sustained positive growth in per capita income levels, indicating that maybe there is reason to hope that the decades of war, famine and despair are finally over.
May 27, 2008
Media Coverage
Abhijit Banerjee and colleagues studied the delivery of government-sponsored primary education and primary health programmes in Udaipur, Rajasthan and came to some shocking conclusions.
May 21, 2008
Media Coverage
Abhijit Banerjee said the state of maternal and child health in the country is worse than that in sub-Saharan Africa. Related Projects:Healthcare and Health Status in India
May 13, 2008
Media Coverage
FAI Director Dean Karlan provides commentary for Marketplace on how microlending is a valuable tool, but how it needs more creativity to keep growing.   To read the full text and listen to commentary - Marketplace
April 14, 2008
Media Coverage
In Kenya, Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas and Michael Kremer found that keeping girls in school was more effective in reducing girls' risky behavior than teaching the standard HIV curriculum. Moreover, alerting girls to the higher HIV rate among older men dropped the rate of teen births with these...
April 14, 2008
Media Coverage
Researchers Sendhil Mullainathan, Rema Hanna, Marianne Bertrand and Suhha Krishnan uncover some hard evidence on the impact of admission quotas in higher, technical education.
March 10, 2008
Media Coverage
Cessation of smoking research conducted in the Philippines by Xavier Gine, Dean Karlan and Jon Zinman discussed in the NYTimes Freakonomics blog. Related Projects:The Impact of CARES Commitment Savings for Smoking Cessation in the Philippines
March 09, 2008
Media Coverage
Two Social Scientists, Dean Karlan and John List look at what makes people give to a particular charity at a certain time by testing donor responses to different solicitation letters.
January 28, 2008
Media Coverage
Karthik Muralidharan expands on his dissertation research to determine how best to compensate teachers in India so they are accountable for their student's performance.
January 24, 2008
Media Coverage
Esther Duflo wondered whether there was anything that could be done about absentee teachers in rural India. She and colleague Rema Hanna tested the use of cameras to monitor teacher attendance (and salary incentives based on attendance records), and it worked. Related Projects:Encouraging Teacher...
December 13, 2007
Media Coverage
Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman provide insight into the effects of expanded access to credit with findings from a South Africa study, whereby a lender offered loans to individuals who had previously been narrowly rejected for loans. The results: the lender saw some profits, and borrowers had more...
November 13, 2007
Announcement
Dean Karlan has been given a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor for beginning researchers in the United States.
August 02, 2007
Media Coverage
A study of profit-seeking lenders in South Africa by Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman garners attention in The Economist. Related Projects:Estimating the Impact of Small Consumer Loans on the Working Poor in South Africa
May 24, 2007
Media Coverage
Esther Duflo was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the "Ten People Who Could Change the World."
January 10, 2007
Media Coverage
Dean Karlan named as one of 13 young economists doing work that is both highly respected among experts and relevant to the rest of us.
December 18, 2006
External Coverage
The eleventh annual TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security awarded to Dean Karlan, President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action and Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University, Nava Ashraf of Harvard Business School and...

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