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News articles about J-PAL and our Press Releases 
October 17, 2014 -
Stanford Social Innovation Review

J-PAL affiliate Dean Karlan summarizes the work done by J-PAL and IPA on credit, savings, and insurance to argue that NGOs are vital for bringing financial services to the poor.

October 16, 2014 -
World Bank Blogs

Long-term follow-up studies on the effects of deworming can now reveal the cognitive benefits for children.

October 9, 2014 -
Kiel Institute

The prize honors scholars with a distinguished record in the field of international economics.

October 1, 2014 -
The Hindu

Esther Duflo discusses J-PAL's work in India--including how to improve service delivery, and scaling up effective programs.

September 25, 2014 -
The Washington Post

For-profit colleges can’t get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.

September 24, 2014 -
International Growth Centre

Rachel Glennerster discusses sustainable development in this video from IGC Growth Week 2014.

September 23, 2014 -
Spectrum

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has populated nearly half its “Generation Next” list—which celebrates 25 economists under the age of 45—with MIT faculty and alumni.

September 15, 2014 -
Livemint

There is significant potential for improving revenue collection through social recognition programmes.

September 10, 2014 -
New York Times

Diplomats are facing a “100 times good” temptation as they work to establish new United Nations global objectives for development, known as Sustainable Development Goals, that will help set an overarching narrative for the world’s progress for the next 15 years.

September 9, 2014 -
The Guardian

Results from a study by J-PAL affiliate Michael Callen suggest that tests could help screen for unmotivated public servants.