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
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...
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.
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

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