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Jul 5 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
India's branchless banking program has led to an unprecedented increase in access to banks for the rural poor. But can it help households save?
May 16 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Pascaline Dupas has spent a good chunk of the last decade conducting experiments to determine how best to price, target and distribute essential health products in developing countries.
Apr 25 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
When policymakers tackle poverty alleviation, they often overlook a critical element: migration. But understanding why people move or don’t move matters, says Melanie Morten, who is working on mathematically modeling migration.
Apr 19 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
Gaps in social science knowledge of climate change constrain the policy impact of natural science research, says Marshall Burke.
Apr 1 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
How did legalizing abortion affect women's contraceptive use in Nepal?
Mar 4 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
Research by Eesley shows that an innovative product isn't necessarily enough for entrepreneurial success in China.
Mar 3 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
In a world where the mercury is rising, Marshall Burke examines how warming temperatures will affect global output.
Feb 9 2016 | Posted In: Graduate Student Profiles
Michela Giorcelli, a SCID Graduate Student Fellow, took a look at post World War II Europe to find that skill-building training can have more of an impact in a developing country than newfangled machinery alone.
Jan 19 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Pollution is often accepted as an unavoidable cost of China's industrial and economic boom. But Hongbin Li is proving that trade-off is shaving years from people’s lives.
Jan 5 2016 | Posted In: Field Notes
SCID India Program Director Anjini Kochar discusses paradoxes from the field.
Dec 7 2015 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
What policies are most effective in reducing HIV/AIDS transmission and teen pregnancy in Kenya?
Nov 25 2015 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
In light of burgeoning international trade, SCID Faculty Affiliates Nick Bloom and Kalina Manova provide the first evidence on the importance of management practices for firm’s export performance. 

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