Experts gather at MIT to explore new research in education technology | MIT News

Researchers, policymakers, and education company leaders discuss innovative technologies to improve education for disadvantaged learners.

J-PAL North America • mit
April 28, 2017 ~6 min

 economics  education-teaching-academics  special-events-and-guest-speakers  technology-and-society  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

Shaping public policy in the nation's capital | MIT News

Alumni continue an enduring tradition of MIT service.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
April 12, 2017 ~11 min

 poverty  economics  policy  immigration  government  school-of-engineering  alumniae  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  security-studies-and-military  political-science  humanities  center-for-international-studies  shass  international-relations  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  campaign-for-a-better-world

Cheaper, faster randomized evaluations | MIT News

J-PAL North America releases new catalog of administrative data sets to give researchers a leg up in conducting rigorous evaluations of social programs.

J-PAL North America • mit
Feb. 17, 2017 ~2 min

 economics  policy  data  social-sciences  research  government  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

Government leaders gather at MIT to advance evidence-based policymaking | MIT News

State and local policymakers joined with leading researchers to share experiences overcoming challenges to evaluating government programs.

J-PAL North America • mit
Feb. 9, 2017 ~6 min

 poverty  economics  policy  social-sciences  research  government  special-events-and-guest-speakers  political-science  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

Testing strategies for preventing violence and crime | MIT News

J-PAL North America funds randomized studies to evaluate crime-prevention programs.

J-PAL North America • mit
Jan. 31, 2017 ~4 min

 economics  psychology  policy  social-sciences  research  behavioral-economics  government  behavior  grants  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

MIT in London | MIT News

The city offers an ideal home for MIT alumni whose work spans disciplines and continents.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Jan. 12, 2017 ~12 min

 music  economics  arts  alumniae  comparative-media-studieswriting  president-l-rafael-reif  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  music-technology  campaign-for-a-better-world

Experts gather at MIT to urge more innovation in health care delivery | MIT News

Two-day conference explores opportunities for research, innovation, and evidence-informed policymaking to address a range of national health care challenges.

J-PAL North America • mit
Dec. 7, 2016 ~6 min

 economics  policy  health-care  social-sciences  research  government  special-events-and-guest-speakers  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

MIT announces MITx MicroMasters program in development economics, with path to full master’s degree | MIT News

Institute to offer its first “blended-only” master’s program, in data, economics, and development policy.

Office of Digital Learning • mit
Dec. 5, 2016 ~8 min

 development  online-learning  graduate-postdoctoral  classes-and-programs  technology-and-society  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  massive-open-online-courses-moocs  office-of-digital-learning  mitx  edx  opencourseware

Seeking to inform India’s climate policy choices | MIT News

Tata Center graduate fellow Arun Singh shares energy-economic modeling research at UN Climate Change Conference.

Emily Dahl | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Nov. 16, 2016 ~9 min

 climate-change  energy  climate  development  carbon  economics  policy  global-warming  3-d-printing  greenhouse-gases  india  research  renewable-energy  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-engineering  sloan-school-of-management  idss  tata-center  mit-energy-initiative  shass  alternative-energy  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

State and local governments invited to apply for funding, support on pressing policy challenges | MIT News

Selected governments will partner with MIT's J-PAL North America to test which programs work, which work best, and why.

J-PAL North America • mit
Nov. 15, 2016 ~5 min

 cities  funding  economics  policy  social-sciences  research  government  political-science  grants  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal