In our Q&A with J-PAL affiliate Paul Niehaus, he describes his work with GiveDirectly, the nonprofit he co-founded: “We will be running the first large-scale, long-term randomized evaluation of a universal basic income. This is an idea with tremendous resonance and controversy right now, and sadly, there is very little evidence on the basic questions. I think it could end up being among the most important things we do.”
In this year's Richard T. Ely lecture at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting, J-PAL Director Esther Duflo took an in depth look at economists' role in the policy-making process. Watch the full lecture recording here.
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) shared J-PAL North America's photo.
What works in combating the opioid epidemic? J-PAL North America reviewed supportive housing, syringe services, peer support, jail diversion, and programs to improve maternal and child health outcomes.
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