Paper published in American Economic Review
Date27 Sep 2018
Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan (by Joshua Blumenstock, Michael Callen, and Tarek Ghani) was published in the American Economic Review.
Article published in Nature
Date22 Sep 2018
Dr. Blumenstock’s article, “Don’t forget people in the use of big data for development,” was published in the journal Nature
Blumenstock receives Hellman Award
Date20 Sep 2018
Prof. Blumenstock was named as a 2018 Hellman Fellow for his project, “Evaluating Community Cellular Networks: How Does Mobile Connectivity Affect Isolated Communities?”
Paper published in the American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings
Date02 Jun 2018
Dr. Blumenstock’s paper, “Estimating Economic Characteristics with Phone Data“, was published in the American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings
Open postdoc position!
Date11 Dec 2017
Want to do research at the intersection of machine learning and economic development? Click here for details. We will begin reviewing applications on January 15.
Lab research featured on Bloomberg
Date16 Nov 2017
Listen to the full interview with Dr. Blumenstock on the most recent Bloomberg Benchmark podcast
Paper accepted at NIPS workshop
Date01 Nov 2017
Raza Khan and Joshua Blumenstock have had a paper accepted at the NIPS 2017 workshop on Machine Learning for the Developing World: Khan, MR, and Blumenstock, JE (2017). Determinants of Mobile Money Adoption in Pakistan, The Thirty-first Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems... Read More →
Blumenstock awarded Okawa Foundation Prize
Date03 Jul 2017
The Okawa Foundation has recognized the value of Dr. Blumenstock’s work by awarding him one of eight Okawa Research Grants.
Three papers accepted at ICTD 2017 conference
Date30 Jun 2017
Three papers by lab members were accepted for publication at the The 9th International ACM/IEEE Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2017), to be held in Lahore, Pakistan. ICTD is the premiere venue for academic researchers working on ICT’s... Read More →
Lab selected as finalist for Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project
Date08 May 2017
Research on “Community Cellular Networks” in the Philippines was selected by the Vodafone Foundation as a finalist for their Wireless Innovation Project. Read more about the project here: http://dil.berkeley.edu/community-cellular-networks-providing-cellular-coverage-to-rural-communities/
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