Labs & Centers

Our faculty help shape approaches to some of the world's most pressing challenges through a number of affiliated labs and centers.

" "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.

Faculty directors

Learn more about J-PAL Global 

" "Blueprint Labs

Blueprint Labs uses data and economics to uncover the consequences of policy decisions and study pressing challenges in education, health care, and the workforce.

Faculty directors

Learn more about Blueprint Labs

" "

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.

Faculty directors

Learn more about J-PAL North America

" "

Shaping the Future of Work

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.

Faculty Co-Directors

Learn more about Shaping the Future of Work

" "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.

Affiliated faculty

Learn more about CEEPR

" "

Policy Impacts

Policy Impacts is a non-partisan research organization dedicated to improving the quality of government decision-making by promoting a standardized metric for policy evaluation.

Faculty Co-Director

Learn more about Policy Impacts