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News articles about J-PAL and our Press Releases 
July 21, 2014 -
Chicago Tribune

The University of Chicago's "Becoming a Man" (BAM) program has received additional federal funding.

July 21, 2014 -
The Jobs Knowledge Platform

J-PAL affiliate Kelsey Jack discusses what can be done to help poor farmers gain access to credit.

July 18, 2014 -
PBS

Behavioral science is behind a host of new online applications that nudge people into making better decisions on everything from health care to saving money.

July 15, 2014 -
Foreign Affairs

Does poverty affect the way people feel, think, and act?

July 15, 2014 -
WASHfunders.org

The Dispensers for Safe Water initiative is an example of how data-driven development can translate
into projects that improve millions of peoples’ lives.

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 -
Vox

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.