November 28, 2010
Media Coverage
"A guide to who's still standing in the post-crash marketplace of ideas." Â
November 26, 2010
Media Coverage
Far more poor people want to save, rather than borrow, but often have a hard time putting money aside.
November 26, 2010
Media Coverage
Leading microfinance researchers write in The Indian Express on the current crisis in microfinance in India, and what the government should do to improve regulation without hurting the poor.
November 16, 2010
Media Coverage
Tim Harford features research by Alejandro Drexler, Gregory Fischer and Antoinette Schoar on financial literacy in a column. The paper was presented at the recent Microfinance Impact & Innovation Conference - the bottom line being that simple rules of thumb are effective and outperform more...
November 16, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA and Yale University have received a $7.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create the Microsavings & Payments Innovation Initiative (MPII), a research effort designed to understand and communicate the development potential of microsavings and money transfer...
November 16, 2010
Media Coverage
In many ways, Grameen’s greatest innovation was simply to bring convenient and reliably continuous services to villages ... With these kinds of reliable services — which most of us take for granted — it became possible for customers to relax a little, and to focus on parts of their lives more...
November 12, 2010
Media Coverage
Duflo, a French development economist, is a champion of randomized field experiments to test how well poverty-fighting programs are working.Â
November 08, 2010
Media Coverage
On Tuesday, Montana voted overwhelmingly to cap interest rates for payday loans at 36 percent annually. Similar caps passed in the last election cycle in Ohio and Arizona, limiting the amount companies can charge when making small loans to customers. The ballot results make Montana the 18th state...
November 05, 2010
Media Coverage
After Andhra Pradesh, Delhi will be the second state to implement a school-based deworming project in all its 900 plus government-run schools, covering more than 1.3 million children in its first phase.
November 04, 2010
Media Coverage
Dan Ariely has picked the "Seven Most Powerful New Economists" for Forbes magazine, including IPA Research Affiliates Esther Duflo and John List.
October 13, 2010
Media Coverage
"A new study demonstrates just how important bureaucracy and paperwork really are."
August 21, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA founder and President Dean Karlan lends insight to a discussion on why donations have been sluggish to Pakistan flood appeals "Sudden events seem to generate more funds. A flood (and droughts) happen gradually and build. There isn't any one single day in which news is huge. For the same reason...
August 18, 2010
Media Coverage
July 08, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA Researcher Chris Blattman's evaluation of an intervention aimed at Street Youth in Liberia is covered by the BBC's The World program.  Listen to the audio here, including interviews with Liberia Country Director Tricia Gonwa and Professor Blattman. "So you're asking: How does somebody recover...
July 08, 2010
Media Coverage
"Even lentils can lead to miracles." How research by IPA Research Affiliates focusing on tangible goals is causing a revolution in the way we think about development.
June 30, 2010
Media Coverage
Economists Abhijit Banerjee and Sendhil Mullainathan lend their insight to a discussion of a radical proposal: a market for immigration visas.Â
June 23, 2010
Announcement
A recently released report by Dean Karlan discusses how behavioral "nudges" can help people make better choices about energy use and the environment. Read the full report here.
May 25, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Abhijit Banerjee writes of the importance of taking evidence seriously.  Here is an entirely banal idea that I think has the potential to change the world: Take evidence seriously. Taking evidence seriously does not mean privileging numbers over all other forms of knowledge...
May 24, 2010
Media Coverage
A profile of the "Deworm the World" Initiative, based on IPA research on the effectiveness of mass deworming at improving children's school attendance in the developing world.

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