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News articles about J-PAL and our Press Releases 
February 27, 2015 -
World Bank

The six RCT studies found that microcredit can be a valuable tool to help people expand business activities, but has not led to substantial improvements in household living standards or reductions in poverty.

February 26, 2015 -
Devex

How J-PAL is working with the Tamil Nadu government to integrate findings from RCTs into the policymaking design phase.

February 20, 2015 -
CUNY TV

As part of Brian Leherer's Public Intellectual, Abhijit Banerjee discusses the implications of recent microcredit studies.

February 20, 2015 -
Gov Innovator

J-PAL affiliate Raj Chetty discusses how behavioral economic tools can improve the design and implementation of public policies.

February 12, 2015 -
The New York Times

The gold standard of scientific research — routinely used in the development of new drugs — has been neglected in studies meant to improve the American health care system, researchers reported on Thursday in the journal Science.

February 12, 2015 -
MIT News

Amy Finkelstein explains why randomized trials can improve medical care.

February 12, 2015 -
Next City

Youth employment during the summer months can have social as well as financial effects.
 

February 9, 2015 -
Financial Times

The Government of India is making history with the world's largest school-based deworming program.

February 7, 2015 -
The Indian Express

J-PAL South Asia's Associate Director of Policy, Jasmine Shah, argues for evidence-based policymaking.

February 3, 2015 -
Ideas for India

J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan discusses global development and anti-poverty policies with Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist of the World Bank.