FIGHTING POVERTY WITH DATA
Read our perspective in the journal ScienceRead More
 
CHANCELLOR'S AWARD
Lab Director Joshua Blumenstock honored for research in the public interest. Read More
 
MIGRATION AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
Population-scale data reveal how social networks provide value to migrants Read More
 
BUILDING BETTER DIGITAL CREDIT ALGORITHMS
We're developing more fair and equitable algorithms for consumer lending in developing countries 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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Welfare-Sensitive Machine Learning

From decisions about loans and humanitarian aid, to medical diagnosis and criminal justice, consequential decisions in society increasingly rely on...
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Manipulation-Proof Machine Learning

An increasing number of decisions are guided by machine learning algorithms. An individual’s behavior is typically used as input to...
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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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