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Rohini Pande Presents Microfinance Research
February 13, 2013
At the Kennedy School Executive Dean's Coffee lecture series, Pande presents a framework for thinking about how research can enhance the impact of microfinance programs.
Empowering Women in India
January 10, 2013—New York Times
Nilanjana Roy profiles research by Rohini Pande and Esther Duflo in a piece highlighting the importance of political empowerment for making progress on gender equality in India.
EPoD Delivers Training on Impact Evaluation
August 27-29, 2012
At a three-day training course in Bangok attended by policymakers and practitioners from two-dozen Asian countries, EPoD covers the why and how-to of impact evaluation.
Rema Hanna Contributes to Ideas for India
July 16, 2012—Ideas for India
Rema Hanna and Michael Greenstone comment on the effectiveness of environmental regulations in India, how they can successfully reduce pollution, and the inherent tradeoffs.
Investing in Education in Pakistan
June 27, 2012—Daily Times
Asim Khwaja launches action research on how to best support private schools for the rural poor in Pakistan.
Up in Smoke
April 20, 2012—Boston Globe
Ed Glaeser reviews the evidence on the impact of improved cooking stoves on health, including recent research by Rema Hanna, Esther Duflo, and Michael Greenstone.
Simplifying the National Food Security Bill
March 12, 2012—The Hindu
In an open letter to Manmohan Singh, Rohini Pande and other development economists urge the Prime Minister to consider changes to the National Food Security Bill.
Identity Politics in Uttar Pradesh
March 7, 2012—India Realtime, Wall Street Journal
Rupa Subramanya dissects the implications of Rohini Pande and Abhijit Banerjee's findings on voter ethnicization for state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Lifting the Curtain on Corruption in Developing Countries
January 21, 2012—Vox
Rohini Pande and Ben Olken review new techniques for estimating the magnitude and costs of corruption.
VIDEO: Innovation in India
December 20, 2011—BBC
Rema Hanna talks to Lesley Curwen about the effectiveness of India's environmental laws.
Ill-Effects of Corruption
September 19, 2011—The Hindu Business Line
The Hindu Business Line covers a research review by Rohini Pande and Ben Olken on measures of corruption and policies to address it.
Systematic Review of Anti-corruption Policies
Rema Hanna examines anti-corruption strategies in developing countries and finds that monitoring and incentive-based strategies can reduce corruption.
December 22, 2010—The Indian Express
India's proposal at the Climate Change Conference in Cancun is a good move for the developing country, write Rohini Pande and Michael Greenstone.
Microcredit is Not the Enemy
December 13, 2010—Financial Times
Rohini Pande, Asim Khwaja, and co-authors discuss the problems and promise of microfinance in developing countries.
Towards an Emissions Trading Scheme for Air Pollutants in India
Rohini Pande and co-authors contribute a discussion paper for India's Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Responding to Disasters
January 20, 2010—Boston Globe
Asim Khwaja and Tahir Andrabi discuss how to improve the response to large-scale disasters like Haiti's earthquake, based on their experience creating a Web-based data portal for earthquake relief in Kashmir.
Do Teachers Discriminate Against Minorities in India?
September 1, 2009—Vox
Rema Hanna and Leigh Linden study whether discrimination exists in classrooms in India and find a discrimination gap in exam grades between minority and non-minority students.
The Madrasa Myth
June 2009—Foreign Policy
Asim Khwaja and co-authors discuss the emergence of high-quality, low-cost private schools in Pakistan and debunk common misperceptions about the role of Madrasas.
Can Political Affirmative Action for Women Reduce Gender Bias?
January 8, 2009—Vox
Rohini Pande and co-authors discuss how India's reservation policies, by increasing exposure to female leaders, help to reduce gender discrimination.
Mecca and Moderation
May 20, 2008—International Herald Tribune
The findings of Asim Khwaja, David Clingingsmith and Michael Kremer show that the Hajj promotes religious tolerance and more favorable attitudes toward women.