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News articles about J-PAL and our Press Releases 
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.

June 4, 2014 -
International Growth Centre

Rachel Glennerster recently gave a talk at the IGC to discuss the use of RCT-generated evidence as part of the policymaking process.

June 4, 2014 -
The New York Times

In many poor countries, counterfeit medicines are an enormous problem. J-PAL affiliates are researching ways to make reliable medicine accessible.

June 4, 2014 -
The World Bank

Newer models and approaches for training researchers to evaluate appear promising.

June 3, 2014 -
NPR

A study by J-PAL affiliate Paul Gertler suggests playtime with mom can dramatically reverse damage caused by malnourishment.

May 29, 2014 -
Science News

A new analysis of a long-term study in Jamaica shows that surprisingly simple ways of stimulating children’s mental development can have dramatic benefits later in life.

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.