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Bajo la orientación de miembros de la Junta Directiva, los sectores de J-PAL proveen liderazgo intelectual para el trabajo de investigación y de políticas de J-PAL.

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Demonetizing India: what, why, and where now

On November 8, 2016, the Government of India announced that all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes would no longer be accepted as legal tender. This decision, known as “demonetization,” is one of the most...


Katherine Casey

Katherine Casey is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research examines how asymmetric information in electoral contests affects voting choice...

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The Impact of Supplementary Math Courses for Girls in Benin

Girls’ education lags behind boys in many countries, particularly in the fields of math and science. Improving girls’ numeracy skills could give them the opportunity to pursue advanced education in...

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Audio: Research Examines The Effects Of Gender On Stated Ambition

NPR features an evaluation by J-PAL affiliates that finds single women are much less likely to express career ambitions compared to married women or men.

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The Impact of a Family Planning Mass Media Campaign in Burkina Faso

Although the ability to control fertility can have broad social and economic consequences, social norms and misinformation can discourage contraceptive use in many countries. Researchers are...


Testing strategies for preventing violence and crime

J-PAL North America is funding two new randomized evaluations to test behavioral science strategies designed to nudge high-risk individuals away from crime and violence.

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Reducing Barriers to Savings in Rural Malawi

Researchers analyzed the effect of reducing barriers to saving in rural Malawi on savings behavior, investment in agricultural inputs, and consumption. They found that farmers with access to formal...