Media

  1. Fortune India, December 31, 2019. “Bangladesh: The economic miracle of the year”
  2. Dhaka Tribune, December 4, 2019. “Half of displaced Rohingyas faced a near-death experience in Myanmar
  3. Barta24, December 3, 2019. “Political cooperation needs for solving Rohingya problem
  4. The Business Standard, December 3, 2019. “Large numbers of Rohingyas, locals suffer from depression: CBPS
  5. United News of Bangladesh, December 3, 2019. “Counting on political support to resolve Rohingya crisis: Minister
  6. J-PAL, September 4, 2019. “Information and enforcement to reduce overfishing”
  7. Livemint, August 23, 2019. “How to make micro credit schemes work”
  8. The Indian Express, August 31, 2019. “Explained: What ails the existing microcredit model”
  9.  Yale Insights, April 26, 2019. “Can the Microcredit Model be Improved?”
  10. Wfuv.org, January 7, 2019. “Why this charity has stopped asking for money”
  11. Derstandard.at, December 20, 2018. “The other side of shopping maddness: My dilemma with the used clothes containers
  12. Vox.com, December 10, 2018. “Scaling up good ideas is really, really hard – and we’re starting to figure out why”
  13. Vox.com, November 29, 2018. “A charity just admitted that its program wasn’t working. That’s a big deal.
  14. Evidence Action Blog, November 19, 2018. “Why (and when) we test at scale: No Lean Season and the quest for impact”
  15. Yale Insights, November 6, 2018. “Experiment to Save an Endangered Fish Holds Lessons for Policymakers
  16. Yale Daily News, September 16, 2018. “Yale research coalition works to combat poverty”
  17. Yale News, August 31, 2018. “Y-RISE initiative enlists faculty expertise in fight against poverty
  18. New Haven Independent, June 13, 2018. “A&I Panel: Immigration Boosts The Economy
  19. Yale School of Management, June 12, 2018. “MBA Students Confront Gender Disparities in the Workplace”
  20. fin24.com, May 31, 2018. “Cities as a poverty-alleviation tool
  21. The Economist, March 22, 2018. “How Bangladesh vanquished diarrhoea
  22. The Economist, January 25, 2018. “Bangladesh experiments with a new approach to poverty alleviation
  23. Dhaka Tribune, January 20, 2018. “How Less Than $20 Can Ensure Food Security in Bangladesh
  24. Yale Insights, January 18, 2018. “Can a Bus Ticket Prevent Seasonal Hunger?
  25. Bloomberg, January 3, 2018. “How Governments Can Move People to Jobs
  26. Dhaka Tribune, January 2, 2018. “Bangladesh’s real deal
  27. NPR – Goats and Soda, December 28, 2017. “Want To Help Someone In A Poor Village? Give Them A Bus Ticket Out”
  28. Vox.com, November 28, 2017. “These are the charities where your money will do the most good
  29. NPR – Goats and Soda, November 27, 2017. “On #GivingTuesday, How To Get The Most Bang For Your Charity Buck
  30. Voxdev.org, November 21, 2017. “The path to scale: Replication, general equilibrium effects, and new settings
  31. VoxDev.org, November 14, 2017. “The path to scale: From randomised control trial to scalable programme
  32. Reuters, August 28, 2017. “Can Technology help Bangladesh end mass arsenic poisoning?”
  33. MacMillian Report, May 3, 2017. “Breaking the hunger cycle in Bangladesh
  34. Yale Insights, March 30, 2017. “Does Immigration Create Jobs?”
  35. Financial Times, March 7, 2017. “Breaking the hunger cycle for the price of a bus ticket
  36. The Daily Star, Bangladesh, July 28, 2016. “Terrorist attacks to take toll on business prospects
  37. Prothom Alo, July 23, 2016. “??????????-????-???-?????-????????” (“Terrorism is a big risk for business”)
  38. The Financial Express, July 19, 2016. “Monga and Seasonal Migration
  39. The Financial Express, July 18, 2016. “Buyers should invest more for RMG workplace safety.”
  40. Prothom Alo, July 17, 2016. “?????-??????-????-???????-????-????-????-????” (“Providing Work Opportunities is what Changes the Lives of the Poor”)
  41. The Economist, May 7, 2016. “How to spend it
  42. Prothom Alo, Bangladesh, April 6, 2016. “How to Overcome Hungry Season
  43. The Financial Express, Bangladesh, April 5, 2016. “Smart ways to fight poverty and provide economic opportunity
  44. The Daily Star, Bangladesh, March 28, 2016. “Helping Farmers in the Lean Season
  45. International Growth Centre Blog, August 4, 2015. “Manufacturing growth and the lives of Bangladeshi Women
  46. Yale Alumni Magazine, Jul/Aug 2015. “Sweatshops opening the door to change
  47. DNA India, May 26, 2015. “Tackling open defecation
  48. Ideas for India, May 13, 2015. “Encouraging household investment in sanitation
  49. Hindustan Times (India), April 28, 2015. “Bring it all in from the open
  50. Marilyn Stowe (United Kingdom), April 27, 2015. “Factory work gives Bangladeshi women choices outside marriage
  51. The Statesman, April 22, 2015.“Open defecation reduced by 22% in Bangladesh: Study
  52. Humanosphere, April 21, 2015. “To get people to build toilets, turn to subsidies
  53. Ars Technica, April 20, 2015. “Money and education both needed to give toilet use a big boost
  54. Science 2.0, April 18, 2015. “Sometimes Subsidies are Needed: Sanitation is One of Those Times
  55. Science Magazine, April 17, 2015. “For toilets, money matters
  56. Voice of America, April 16, 2015. “Subsidies to Poor Increase Toilet Access, Researchers Find
  57. Medical Xpress, April 16, 2015. “Subsidies Key in Improving Sanitation, New Study Finds
  58. CBS News – MoneyWatch, April 8, 2015. “The Economic Allure of a more open Iran
  59. Dhaka Tribune, March 29, 2015. “Study: RMG Jobs Help Lower Child Marriage Rate
  60. Il Giornale (in Italian), December 5, 2014. “LabExpo, a Milano la gionata della scienza per un future diverso
  61. Milano Today (in Italian), December 5, 2014. “‘E’ possibile un futuro diverso a partire da Expo 2015?’: laboratorio presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano il 5 dicembre
  62. Newsfood (in Italian), December 4, 2014. “Dal Simposio all’Ultima Cena: il cibo secondo Lab Expo, Fondazione feltrinelli, Milano
  63. Dhaka Tribune, November 7, 2014. “Dialogue on Promoting Sanitation Held
  64. Ideas for India, September 15, 2014. “Increasing Tax Compliance through Social Recognition
  65. Live Mint & The Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2014. “Tax Compliance and Social Acclaim
  66. Financial Times – beyondbrics Blog, September 12, 2014. “Bangladeshi Girls Doing Better Thanks to.. Garment Factories
  67. Live Mint & The Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014. “Why Manufacturing can be an Effective Tool for Gender Empowerment
  68. Daily Sun, July 11, 2014. “Call for Framing Policy to Promote Sanitation
  69. NPR – Morning Edition, April 24, 2014. “After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress Radio Show
  70. Bloomberg BusinessWeek, April 24, 2014. “For Bangladeshi Women, Factory Work is Worth the Risks
  71. Prothom Alo (in Bengali), April 10, 2014. “Taxation Pressures on Homeowners
  72. MacMillian Report, November 13, 2013.  “Changing Behaviors in Developing Countries
  73. Voice of America, November 5, 2013. “Foreign Students Boost US Innovation
  74. Bangkok Post, TheMagazine, November, 2013. “Worker Woes
  75. Phys.org, October 31, 2013. “US policy should encourage highly skilled, foreign Ph.D. students to stay, study finds”  Also in: Homeland Security News Wire.
  76. Bloomberg, October 6, 2013. “World Bank Urges Poor Countries to Manage Risk to Unlock Growth
  77. Indian Express, August 29, 2013. “Washing it up for Hygiene
  78. The World, June 28, 2013. “US Ends Trade Privileges to Bangladesh Following Garment Factory Disasters
  79. Public Radio International, June 28, 2013, “US Ends Trade Privileges to Bangladesh Following Garment Factory Disasters” (The World)
  80. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2013. 11 radio interviews with affiliate stations in Ottawa, Waterloo, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, Moncton, Corner Brook, Winnipeg, Kelowna, Regina, Vancouver
  81. BBC World Service and Public Radio International, May 14, 2013. “Changing Women’s Lives in Bangladesh’s Garment Factories” (The World)
  82. Public Radio International, May 13, 2013. “My $10 T-shirt: A Conversation about Ethical Fashion” (‘The World’)
  83. CBS Radio, Seattle, USA, May 10, 2013, “Survivor Pulled from Rubble in Bangladesh” (Luke Burbank Show)
  84. NPR – All Things Considered, May 9, 2013. “Bangladesh’s Powerful Garment Sector Fends Off Regulation
  85. New York Times, Editorial, May 4, 2013. “Worker Safety in Bangladesh and Beyond
  86. HuffPost Live, April 10, 2013 “America’s Visa Problem
  87. Science, Science Careers, March 1, 2013. “Live from D.C., It’s High Skilled Immigration Reform
  88. VoxEU, April 28, 2013. “International Graduate Students are Critical to Scientific Discovery.”
  89. Science, Science Careers, February 20, 2013. “Seek Quality, not Quantity, Experts Say
  90. WNPR (Connecticut Public Radio), February 19, 2013, “Where We Live: Immigration Reform
  91. New York Times, Economix, February 12, 2013. “Immigration and Innovation
  92. The Straits Times, December 20, 2012.  “Bangladesh Factory Fire Sparks Calls for Change.”, also on USA China Daily
  93. The Times of London, Higher Education, December 13, 2012, “The Benefits of Immigration on the Lab: More Papers and Citations
  94. Ideas for India, November 16, 2012. “Formally insuring the informally insured
  95. LiveMint & The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2012. “Formally insuring the informally insured
  96. Hartford Courant, November 12, 2012. “Have Storms Irene and Sandy Tarnished Life At The Beach?
  97. UBM’s Future Cities, November 9, 2012, “Researcher Wants to Boost Toilet Training
  98. Ideas for India, September 24, 2012. “How to keep more girls in school? Lessons from Bangladesh
  99. The Straits Times, Singapore, August 20, 2012, “Garment Sector Sparks Change in Bangladesh
  100. Weekly Shaptahik, Bangladesh, August 2, 2012. “Interview with Professor Mushfiq Mobarak” (in Bangla)
  101. Wired Science News, August 17, 2012, “Sure, We Can Build a Better Toilet. But Will People Use It?”
  102. The Financial Express, Bangladesh, July 17, 2012. “Ecological Problem Poses Risk to Monga Reduction: Economists.”
  103. The Daily Star, Bangladesh, July 17, 2012.  “New Pockets of Poverty Emerging: Study
  104. The Daily Star, Bangladesh, July 16, 2012. “RMG growth boosts female school enrollment: Two economists tell the success story.”
  105. NPR, July 2, 2012, “Cleaner, ‘Greener’ Cookstoves Need Better Marketing in Bangladesh
  106. Yahoo! India, June 30, 2012. Modern cookstoves ‘unaffordable to rural Bangladeshi women’,” (also appeared on: NewsTrakIndiaIndiaVision, Kenya Star, NetIndia123.com, and Asian News International)
  107. The Wall Street Journal, India, June 24, 2012, “A Visit to the Potty Lab”, and slideshow: “In Search of Toilet Perfection
  108. The Economist, May 12, 2012. “Hope Springs a Trap: An Absence of Optimism Plays a Large Role in Keeping People Trapped in Poverty.
  109. Financial Express Bangladesh, December 30, 2011, “Seasonal Migration Can Ease Seasonal Famine in Rural Bangladesh.
  110. Thomson Reuters, July 20, 2011. “Cookstove Offsets Pass Taste Test” Point Carbon News
  111. Financial Express Bangladesh, May 11, 2011, “NBR to Launch Research Study
  112. Times of India, December 19, 2010. “Odds Many, but we shall overcome
  113. New York Times, Economix, July 21, 2010. “Garment Factories, Changing Women’s Roles in Poor Countries,”

  Other Appearances:

  1. Moneyish.com, January 9, 2018. “Is one of the world’s most widely used financial metrics–GDP–sexist?
  2. Yale Daily News, September 12, 2017. “Go Forth and Do the Most Good”
  3. Yale School of Management YouTube Channel, September 1, 2017. “Myth-Busting Evidence on the Economic Benefits of Immigration”
  4. WFSB 3 Connecticut, June 30th, 2017. “CT leaders discuss impact of refugees on state economy
  5. Poets and Quants, April 16, 2015. “2015 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale School of Management
  6. Using Evidence from Randomized Evaluations to Inform Policy Seminar at ICIMOD, October 31, 2014. “Strategies to Increase Adoption of Welfare-Improving Products & Behaviors in Developing Countries”
  7. Asia Times Online, May 3, 2013. “Bangladesh disaster can be costly lesson”
  8. New York Times, July 18, 2010. “Bangladesh, With Low Pay, Moves In on China”
    Also covered in: International Herald Tribune and the Financial Chronicle (India).
  9. Rural Centro Brazil, March 20, 2011. “Yale’s Students and Rural Extension
  10. New York Times, March 2, 2011. “Microcredit Pioneer Ousted, Head of Bangladeshi Bank Says
  11. Appearance on TV Talk Show “Road to Democracy” as panelist, RTV Bangladesh, March 2010.

 Blog Coverage:

  1. DUCSU Law and Politics Review Blog, January 7, 2020. “Manufacturing Growth and the Lives of Bangladeshi Women
  2. IPA Blog, November 29, 2017. “New IPA-Evaluated Idea Joins GiveWell’s List of Most Effective Charities“, and talk by Professor Mushfiq Mobarak about the No Lean Season Program.
  3. Givewell.com, November 2017. “Evidence Action’s No Lean Season
  4. The GiveWell Blog, November 27, 2017. “Our top charities for giving season 2017″
  5. Devex.com, November 27, 2017. “2 new organizations make GiveWell’s list of top charities
  6. Y Combinator Blog, November 27, 2017. “No Lean Season (YC W17) Named GiveWell Top Charity
  7. Athena Infonomics, November 17, 2017. “Ending Open Defecation in Rural India: Re-thinking our ‘Subsidy Policy’ and ‘Swacchagrahi Strategy’
  8. The GiveWell Blog, February 3, 2017. “Why we’re considering No Lean Season as a potential 2017 top charity
  9. Earth Institute, Columbia University, April 8, 2016. “Report Charges ‘Nepotism and Neglect’ on Bangladesh Arsenic Poisoning,” State of the Planet Blog
  10. Evidence Action, February 6, 2015. “No Lean Season: Testing the Path to Scale”
  11. Environmental Governance Institute, April 15, 2013. “Malawi: Adopting New Technologies through Effective Social Networking”
  12. Royal Economic Society, December 2012. “Visa Restrictions on Students Hold Back Innovation”
  13. Development Impact, November 4, 2012. “Some promising-ish news on rainfall insurance”
  14. IPA Blog, October 21, 2012. “The Pros and Cons of Understandable Research”
  15. Chris Blattman, November 13, 2011. “How to encourage girls to school?  Aid or industry”
  16. Development Impact, May 24, 2011. “Let my people go…but busfare certainly helps: seasonal migration in Bangladesh”
  17. Economic Logic, January 19, 2010. “Borrowing constraints and (seasonal) famines”