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The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a network of affiliated professors from over forty universities. Our mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research, policy outreach, and training across six regional offices worldwide.
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Oct 31, 2017
Sautmann, Anja; Schaner, Simone, 2017, "Incentives for Accurate Diagnosis: Improving Health Care Quality in Mali", doi:10.7910/DVN/CLGN7Z, Harvard Dataverse, V1
This data on doctor-patient interactions and malaria treatment was collected for the project "Incentives for Accurate Diagnosis: Improving Health Care Quality in Mali" funded by DfiD/ESRC Development Frontier Award ES/N00583X/1.
Oct 25, 2017
Pons, Vincent, 2017, "Will a Five-Minute Discussion Change Your Mind? A Countrywide Experiment on Vote Choice in France", doi:10.7910/DVN/UPXUQB, Harvard Dataverse, V1
This paper provides the first estimate of the effect of door-to-door canvassing on actual electoral outcomes, via a countrywide experiment embedded in François Hollande's campaign in the 2012 French presidential election. While existing experiments randomized door-to-door visits...
Oct 23, 2017
Braconnier, Céline; Dormage, Jean-Yves; Pons, Vincent, 2017, "Voter Registration Costs and Disenfranchisement: Experimental Evidence from France", doi:10.7910/DVN/ILZ5QL, Harvard Dataverse, V2
A large-scale randomized experiment conducted during the 2012 French presidential and parliamentary elections shows that voter registration requirements have significant effects on turnout, resulting in unequal participation.We assigned 20,500 apartments to one control or six tre...
Oct 6, 2017
Alatas, Vivi; Banerjee, Abhijit; Hanna, Rema; Olken, Benjamin; Purnamasari, Ririn; Wai-Poi, Matthew, 2017, "Self-Targeting: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia", doi:10.7910/DVN/6ZUIUC, Harvard Dataverse, V1
This paper shows that adding a small application cost to transfer program can substantially improve targeting through self-selection. Our village-level experiment in Indonesia finds that requiring beneficiaries to apply for benefits results in substantially poorer beneficiaries t...
Oct 3, 2017
Dupas, Pascaline; Keats, Anthony; Robinson, Jonathan, 2017, "The Effect of Savings Accounts on Interpersonal Financial Relationships: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural Kenya", doi:10.7910/DVN/WBD2QD, Harvard Dataverse, V1
The welfare impact of expanding access to bank accounts depends on whether accounts crowd out pre-existing financial relationships, or whether private gains from accounts are shared within social networks. In this experiment, we provided free bank accounts to a random subset of 8...
Sep 16, 2017
Banerjee, Abhijit; Banerji, Rukmini; Duflo, Esther; Kannan, Harini; Mukherji, Shobhini; Shotland, Marc; Berry, James; Walton, Michael, 2017, "From Proof of Concept to Scalable Policies: Challenges and Solutions, with an Application", doi:10.7910/DVN/DUBA3J, Harvard Dataverse, V1
The promise of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is that evidence gathered through the evaluation of a specific program helps us—possibly after several rounds of fine-tuning and multiple replications in different contexts—to inform policy. However, critics have pointed out that...
Jul 11, 2017
Galiani, Sebastian; Meléndez, Marcela; Navajas, Camila, 2017, "On the Effect of the Costs of Operating Formally: New Experimental Evidence", doi:10.7910/DVN/LLKSIA, Harvard Dataverse, V1, UNF:6:sng3qEojgF+cetf3zPmddg==
This paper analyzes the impact of the elimination of the initial fixed costs of registration on the decision of informal firms to operate formally in Bogotá, Colombia. The Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá (CCB) conducts workshops for prospective formal-sector entrants and arranges p...
Jul 7, 2017
Dillon, Moira R.; Kannan, Harini; Dean, Joshua T.; Spelke, Elizabeth S.; Duflo, Esther, 2017, "Cognitive science in the field: A preschool intervention durably improves non-symbolic, but not symbolic, mathematics", doi:10.7910/DVN/LCLKDT, Harvard Dataverse, V2, UNF:6:3ZETupFY/D5NCtK4x25JKQ==
These datasets and code replicate the tables found in "Cognitive science in the field: A preschool intervention durably improves non-symbolic, but not symbolic, mathematics"
Jun 20, 2017
Beaman, Lori; Chattopadhyay, Raghabendra; Duflo, Esther; Pande, Rohini; Topalova, Petia, 2017, "Poweful women and aspirations in India", doi:10.7910/DVN/PXV79W, Harvard Dataverse, V2, UNF:6:24s7Kbr1pozsdzAJHMHlRA==
In 2008, women accounted for 18 percent of parliamentarians worldwide, and only 13 countries had a female head of government. In India, researchers studied the impact of a constitutional amendment that reserved village council leadership positions for women on adolescent girls’ c...
Jun 8, 2017 - Impact Evaluation Dataverse
Esther Duflo, 2017, "Improving Gujarat’s industrial pollution inspection standards", doi:10.7910/DVN/FORDEN, Harvard Dataverse, V1, UNF:6:aJGgYK0AZsPuawQnYn9Hdw==
The title of the project was: Improving Gujarat’s industrial pollution inspection standards
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