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News articles about J-PAL and our Press Releases 
March 26, 2014 -
Slate

Proponents of randomized controlled trials have recently been transforming the way we think about economic development and aid to poor countries.

March 25, 2014 -
BusinessLine

Study in AP shows smartcards bring down funds leakage, transfer time.

March 25, 2014 -
Hindustan Times

Abhijit Banerjee discusses positive results from the smartcard study by J-PAL affiliates Karthik Muralidharan and Paul Niehaus.

March 21, 2014 -
TodayOnline

Are people happier and more productive when they work from home? In this interview, J-PAL affiliate Nicholas Bloom discusses the evidence from his study on work-life balance in China.

March 12, 2014 -
NPR

In the 1990s, the federal government launched a program to get single mothers out of public housing and into more affluent areas. David Greene talks to Ronald Kessler, the lead author of the study, which finds that moving took a toll on the emotional well-being of boys. 

March 12, 2014 -
CNN

In this op-ed, J-PAL affiliate Jens Ludwig, together with Jonathan Guryan, discusses why the graduation rate for urban youth is only about 50 percent.

March 12, 2014 -
CNN

In this op-ed, J-PAL affiliate Jens Ludwig, together with Jonathan Guryan, discusses why the graduation rate for urban youth is only about 50 percent.

March 7, 2014 -
Business Standard

Research by J-PAL affiliate Dean Yang shows that migrant workers who attend a motivational talk about personal finance tend to save more money and make better financial decisions.

March 7, 2014 -
Ideas for Africa

J-PAL Executive Director Rachel Glennerster offers some ideas for strengthening democracy.

March 6, 2014 -
Al Bawaba

A symposium on youth employment in the Arab world will be held on March 6–8 at Georgetown University in Qatar.