MOBILE-IZING SAVINGS IN AFGHANISTAN
Behavioral insights and technological innovation helps Afghan employees save. 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
 
ANALYZING THE SOCIAL NETWORKS OF MILLIONS
Analysis of societal-scale mobile phone data reveals structure of developing economies. Read More
 
FIGHTING POVERTY WITH DATA
Read Dr. Blumenstock’s perspective in the journal Science. 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.

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How Do Labor Markets Equilibrate? Estimating the Effect of Local Labor Demand Shocks on Internal Migration and Local Wages

A central question in the study of migration concerns the role that migrants play in bringing an economy towards a more efficient use of its resources...
 

Risk Sharing and Mobile Phones: Evidence in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

We provide empirical evidence that an early form of “mobile money” is used to share risk. Our analysis is based...
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Measuring Migration with Large-Scale Behavioral Data

Understanding the causes and effects of internal migration is critical to the effective design and implementation of policies that promote...
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