Media Coverage
July 18, 2018
Researchers Joshua Blumenstock, Michael Callen, and Tarek Ghani report on their work with IPA testing the effect of new mobile money platforms on long-term savings in Afghanistan.
Media Coverage
July 18, 2018
Devex reports on the Governance, Conflict, and Crime Initiative (GCCI), a joint IPA and J-PAL initiative that was granted funding through the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). GCCI's goal is to support RCTs piloted through IPA and J-PAL to generate much-needed evidence on solutions to conflict and corruption, particularly in fragile states. Devex outlines some of these pilot evaluations and key takeaways from a London event in early June.
The use of "nudging" for a behavioral economics study in Afghanistan.
Jan Chipchase
Michael Callen, Joshua Blumenstock, Tarek Ghani
December 08, 2015

Perhaps the most cited triumph of behavioral economics – that marriage of economics and psychology that has put terms such as “nudge” and “fast versus slow thinking” into the popular lexicon – is the automatic opt-in. For example, more people donate organs if they are automatically put on the organ donor list.

February 02, 2015
Editor’s note: This cross-post appeared originally on here.
Street vendors in Hyderabad, India
Antoinette Schoar, Ximena Cadena, Joshua Blumenstock, Tarek Ghani, Michael Callen, Manuela Angelucci, Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster
September 29, 2014