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.
May 24, 2010
Media Coverage
In an Op-Ed column this weekend, Nicholas Kristof highlights the crucial role of expenditures on small luxuries in the economic lives of the poor.  He cites work by IPA Research Affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo on the spending habits of the poor.  More recent work by those researchers (...
May 17, 2010
Media Coverage
Within economics, Duflo and her colleagues are sometimes referred to as the randomistas. They have borrowed, from medicine, what Duflo calls a “very robust and very simple tool”: they subject social-policy ideas to randomized control trials, as one would use in testing a drug. This approach filters...
May 09, 2010
Media Coverage
Esther Duflo's TED talk, "Social Experiments to Fight Poverty" is now available online! 
April 09, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Abhijit Banerjee writes on the effects of reserving parliamentary seats for women. "The most important reason why we should want reservations may, therefore, be that they help shake people out of their ignorant prejudices against women in politics and open the way for the...
April 05, 2010
Media Coverage
IPA president Dean Karlan contributes his thoughts on new trends in the microfinance industry.  From the article: "Karlan agrees that mobile banking is a key trend and notes with the increasing focus on profit, mobile banking will be able to lower transaction costs. 'However, there is a risk that...

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