Our faculty help shape approaches to some of the world's most pressing challenges through a number of affiliated labs and centers.
Labs & Centers
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Founded in 2003, J-PAL has transformed how the world approaches the challenges of global poverty, empowering legislators and decision-makers to develop informed and effective policies using valuable scientific evidence.
J-PAL North America
J-PAL North America conducts randomized evaluations that span a wide range of sectors — health care, housing, criminal justice, education, and economic mobility — using the information gained to build partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking and effective social programing.
Shaping the Future of Work Initiative
The Shaping the Future of Work Initiative uses economic research to analyze the forces eroding labor market opportunities for non-college workers and identify innovative ways to move the economy onto a more equitable trajectory.
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
Sponsored in partnership with the Sloan School and the MIT Energy Initiative, CEEPR provides evidence-based research to government and private sector decision-makers, helping inform policy on issues related to energy supply, energy demand, and the environment.