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News articles about J-PAL and our Press Releases 
May 28, 2014 -
Nature

Research shows little evidence on the benefits of cookstoves to health or pollution, and whether or not people are willing to use and maintain them.

May 27, 2014 -
Bloomberg View

Research from Dean Karlan reveals how donors respond to new information about a charity’s effectiveness.

May 27, 2014 -
MIT News

J-PAL postdoc Johannes Haushofer discusses the need for further research on the psychological conditions of the very poor.

May 18, 2014 -
LiveMint

Op-Ed by Iqbal Dhaliwal on the focus areas for economic policy by Narendra Modi's new government.

May 14, 2014 -
The New York Times

Though we often think of peer pressure in negative terms, it can also be used as a tool to encourage life-saving behavior.

May 5, 2014 -
CNN

Results from randomized evaluations suggest that involving parents is a potent, cost-effective and scalable way to increase student achievement.

May 2, 2014 -
Games for Change

Professor Karlan shares his expertise on impact assessment and his ideas on prediction games for personal behavior modification.

May 2, 2014 -
San Francisco Chronicle

UC Berkeley's Center for Effective Global Action is at the vanguard of a national trend toward providing better metrics.

May 1, 2014 -
Financial Express

The senior-level Evidence-to-Policy workshop was organized in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh, IPA, J-PAL, BRAC, and CEGA.

April 26, 2014 -
Foreign Affairs

Cash grants to the poor are as good as many traditional forms of aid when it comes to reducing poverty.