MITx MicroMasters students from around the globe have been sharing their experiences learning the practicalities of running randomized evaluations, building hands-on skills in data analysis, and studying Microeconomics and Development Economics. Enroll now for the next MicroMasters session, which launches on June 5.
The Department of Education and Internal Revenue Service have announced that a critical tool that helps students complete financial aid applications will be suspended until this fall. In an opinion piece for the Hechinger Report, J-PAL North America Executive Director Quentin Palfrey explains why, from what we know about simplifying the financial aid process, this is more than an inconvenience and may translate to lower college enrollment among low-income students.
GiveDirectly has expanded its cash transfer program, which was found in a randomized evaluation to have improved economic and psychological well-being in Kenya, to reach over 60,000 households in rural Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda since 2013.