News 

News articles about J-PAL and our Press Releases 
June 28, 2015 -
LiveMint

The implications of recent microfinance studies, including those by J-PAL affiliates, are explored.

June 25, 2015 -
The Atlantic

J-PAL affiliate Chris Blattman's study of a program designed to rehabilitate former mercenaries in Liberia is featured.

June 24, 2015 -
Quartz

Students in the BAM program were 44% less likely to commit violent crimes, and their academic performance improved.

June 23, 2015 -
MIT News

The grant will increase J-PAL's work with governments to scale-up antipoverty policies that work.

June 23, 2015 -
University of Chicago News

The study found that the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program was not cost-effective.

June 23, 2015 -
The Wall Street Journal

The efficiency investments offered by the Weatherization Assistance Program cost much more than they save.

June 19, 2015 -
Harvard Business Review

Women who were invited to a training with a friend were more successful at achieving their business goals.

June 19, 2015 -
The Economist

How the "Becoming a Man" program encourages teens to think more slowly and make better decisions.

June 17, 2015 -
Reuters Blogs

J-PAL affiliate Dean Karlan discusses the results of the Graduation program evaluation.

June 15, 2015 -
The Atlantic

A look at effective altruism, and how to apply the scientific method to determine the best way to do good.