Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Banerjee, Abhijit
Location Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Primary Field Economic Sciences
 Research Interests
Abhijit Banerjee's research interests are in development economics and economic theory. He co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), a global research center working to reduce poverty be ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of 194 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL engages with partners to conduct rigorous research, build capacity, share policy lessons, and scale up effective programs. J-PAL was launched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has regional offices in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

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