Global Poverty Research Lab

The Global Poverty Research Lab uses empirical evidence to address the challenges of overcoming poverty and improving well-being in the developing world.

It is an academic hub for empirical development economics and related disciplines. It supports academic activities on campus, including:

  • Graduate student and faculty research support
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • A seminar series in development economics
  • Data management

A cluster-focused research approach addresses issues of poverty and growth in developing countries. Clusters are organized both geographically and around sectors. Learn more about cluster-focused research.

The Global Poverty Research Lab also actively builds research infrastructure. This includes methodological work on survey design, data depository, electronic data collection tools, application development for staff management and behavior modification, and big data tools/servers.

Additionally, the Lab engages in advocacy, communications, technical assistance, and policy outreach related to its research outputs.

December 5: Inaugural China Lab Lecture

U Chicago's Michael Greene will present "Childhood Air Pollution Exposure, Human Capital Accumulation, and Adult Wage: Evidence from China's Huai River Policy." More info.

NEUDC: Oct. 5-6, 2019

Northwestern University and the Global Poverty Research Lab are proud to host the North East Universities Development Consortium conference in 2019. Stay tuned for details.