J-PAL Launches D2P2 Lecture Series

J-PAL North America is excited to share information about a new learning opportunity offered by our friends at J-PAL Global.

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On Monday May 2, 2016, J-PAL will launch its new lecture series at MIT, D2P2: Data. Decisions. Public Policy. This public lecture series, designed to be accessible to the broader academic and Greater Boston communities, will feature engaging talks by J-PAL affiliates and other experts on economic research and how it can inform public policy.

The series will begin with an inaugural lecture by J-PAL affiliate Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University) titled, “The Psychological Lives of the Poor,” which will showcase his research on scarcity and its impact on mental bandwidth and decision-making. The event is open to the public and will be live webcast. Visit the J-PAL website to learn more about the event and register to attend.

Author: J-PAL North America

J-PAL North America seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research, outreach, and training. We collaborate with decision-makers to generate clear, scientific evidence on which approaches work and why. We catalyze and support randomized evaluations, communicate evidence to help translate research into action, and build policymakers’ capacity to create and use evidence.

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