Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct 22 J-PAL visit to Humphrey School (RSVP req)

Humphrey School Information Session: Job & Internship Opportunities at J-PAL

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Room 215 Humphrey School (Wilkins Room)

Learn about J-PAL’s work in development & poverty alleviation.

Registration required. Sign up today at http://z.umn.edu/infosessionjpal2015.
This event is open to Humphrey School students only and is not open to the public.
Ben Jaques-Leslie from J-PAL wants to talk with first and second year students who have taken coursework in economics, have strong quantitative skills, and care deeply about using evidence to tackle some of the most pressing policy challenges in development and poverty alleviation.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty.

J-PAL’s mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through three main activities:

• Conducting Rigorous Impact Evaluations: J-PAL researchers conduct randomized evaluations to test and improve the effectiveness of programs and policies aimed at reducing poverty.
• Policy Outreach: J-PAL’s policy group analyzes and disseminates research results and builds partnerships with policymakers to ensure that policy is driven by evidence, and effective programs are scaled up.
• Capacity Building: J-PAL equips practitioners with the expertise to carry out their own rigorous evaluations through training courses and joint research projects.

Learn more at 
povertyactionlab.org.
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