News articles about J-PAL and our Press Releases 
June 24, 2014 -
American Society of Health Economists

Amy Finkelstein received the ASHEcon Medal, awarded biennially to the economist age 40 or under who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics.

June 12, 2014 -
Health Canal

Early childhood programs, shown to give significant, long-term cognitive and economic benefits to children in the United States, also can greatly benefit children in developing nations.

June 10, 2014 -
New York Times

The Becoming a Man Program works to convince young people that they have a stake in the future.

June 9, 2014 -
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Experimentation allows economists to see the complexity of life that theories and models can’t capture.

June 5, 2014 -

A recent randomized trial found that Kenyans who received cash from GiveDirectly built more assets, bought more goods, were less hungry, and were happier than those who didn't get cash.

June 4, 2014 -
International Growth Centre

Rachel Glennerster recently gave a talk at the IGC to discuss the use of RCT-generated evidence as part of the policymaking process.

June 4, 2014 -
The New York Times

In many poor countries, counterfeit medicines are an enormous problem. J-PAL affiliates are researching ways to make reliable medicine accessible.

June 4, 2014 -
The World Bank

Newer models and approaches for training researchers to evaluate appear promising.

June 3, 2014 -

A study by J-PAL affiliate Paul Gertler suggests playtime with mom can dramatically reverse damage caused by malnourishment.

May 29, 2014 -
Science News

A new analysis of a long-term study in Jamaica shows that surprisingly simple ways of stimulating children’s mental development can have dramatic benefits later in life.