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  • MIT’s place in the world

    Inaugural symposium addresses the Institute’s global engagement.

    September 20, 2012
  • Leading by example

    Study: The presence of female politicians boosts aspirations, educational achievement of young women.

    January 13, 2012
  • Duflo wins APPAM’s Kershaw Award for public policy analysis

    September 16, 2011
  • Life on a dollar a day

    In <i>Poor Economics</i>, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo open a window into the lives of the world’s poorest people, and suggest new remedies to combat poverty.

    April 26, 2011
  • Tech support?

    Contrasting views on display as MIT researchers debate how technology can curb global poverty.

    December 9, 2010
  • Said and Done

    Humanities, arts, and social sciences digest for September 2010

    September 19, 2010
  • Deworming the world

    How MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Kristin Forbes is helping to improve school participation in developing countries for just pennies per child

    May 27, 2010
  • Esther Duflo wins Clark medal

    MIT’s influential poverty researcher heralded as best economist under age 40.

    April 23, 2010
  • Democracy put to the test

    MIT field experiment asks: What happens when people gain the ability to govern themselves?

    February 8, 2010
  • Poverty's researcher

    MacArthur Foundation "genius" Esther Duflo, PhD '99, field-tests aid programs to find out which ones work-and why.

    January 5, 2010
  • Initiative targets poor farmers in Africa

    By understanding why Africa has not yet adopted technologies and practices that can dramatically boost productivity, researchers hope to improve farmers’ lives.

    December 1, 2009
  • Data points of light

    MIT’s undergraduates fight poverty one statistic at a time, thanks to coordination between the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

    November 2, 2009
  • Lab-grade economics

    Can economists conduct studies with solid scientific foundations? Professor Joshua Angrist explains how to carry out 'natural experiments' with numbers.

    September 28, 2009