FIGHTING POVERTY WITH DATA
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MIGRATION AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
Population-scale data reveal how social networks provide value to migrants Read More
 
STATISTICAL MODELS OF VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT
A new line of research has received support from the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research. Read More
 
MEASURING POVERTY AND VULNERABILITY IN REAL-TIME
New research suggests promising possibilities Read More
 
MOBILE-IZING SAVINGS IN AFGHANISTAN
Behavioral insights and technological innovation helps Afghan employees save. Read More

About the Lab

We believe better data and smarter analytics can improve quality of life around the world. Using expertise in machine learning, statistics, and large-scale analytics, we address the challenges facing the world’s poor.

Recent Projects

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Toward Real-Time Measures of Poverty and Vulnerability

In a recent piece in the New York Times, Harvard economist Sendhil Mullainathan asks the question, “Why should the financial...
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Measuring Human Development with Remote Sensing and Machine Learning

In many developing country environments, it is difficult or impossible to obtain recent, reliable estimates of human development. Nationally representative...
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Social Networks and Migration

How does the structure of an individual’s social network affect his or her decision to migrate? Economic theory suggests two prominent mechanisms...
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