News 

News articles about J-PAL and our Press Releases 
August 10, 2015 -
VoxEU

J-PAL affiliate Sebastian Galiani and coauthors present evidence from an experiment designed to induce firms to formalize in Colombia.

August 9, 2015 -
DevEx

How GiveDirectly hopes to improve individual lives & reshape international giving.

August 6, 2015 -
The Chronicle of Higher Education

J-PAL affiliate Bruce Sacerdote has studied the effects that college roommates have on each other.

August 6, 2015 -
Esther Duflo and Dean Karlan

With any study, a different set of assumptions will naturally deliver different results. However the superiority (or at least equal validity) of any new set of assumptions needs to be justified before this invalidates the original results.

August 5, 2015 -
The New York Times

Giving more people health insurance may improve their health and financial security, but it does not save money.

August 3, 2015 -
The Berkeley Blog

Replications are essential to science, but they can also be flawed.

August 1, 2015 -
The Economist

A multi-country study comes up with a universal method to help the very poor.

July 30, 2015 -
Reuters

J-PAL affiliate Edward Miguel finds that most households and businesses in Kenya still face major barriers to accessing electricity.

July 29, 2015 -
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel clear up flaws in the re-analysis of their deworming study.

July 24, 2015 -
Harvard University

The Cochrane Review’s recommendation is at odds with most other groups in the policy discussion on deworming.