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Early childhood policies in developing countries

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Professor Orazio P. Attanasio, a Research Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, co-Director of the Centre for Evalution of Development Policies at the IFS and Head of the Department of Economics at University College London (UCL), has been awarded the prestigious Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for his use of economic models and field experiments to assess and shape early child development programs and policies in low income countries.

Specifically, Professor Attanasio was recognised for having "pushed research frontiers by using economic models in combination with field experiments to assess and shape health and education policies in early childhood development in low-income and middle-income settings".