Économie Politique Gouvernance

Le secteur Économie Politique & Gouvernance de J-PAL évalue des politiques visant à améliorer la gestion des affaires publiques et l’offre de services qui s’y rapportent. Parmi les sujets étudiés, on trouve la participation politique, la corruption et les capacités étatiques. 



Participation communautaire

While increased community participation has been advocated as a way to improve the quality of public projects and services, evidence from randomized evaluations provides very mixed results about its...

Man feed ballot into ballot box while volunteers help voters in background


Radio Public Service Announcements and Voter Participation Among Native Americans in the United States

Can media campaigns increase voter turnout among ethnic minorities? Researchers randomly assigned areas covered by Native American radio programming to either receive or not receive targeted radio...

Fishermen in Chile on the docks


Engaging Consumers to Promote Sustainable Fishing in Chile

Sernapesca partnered with J-PAL affiliate and Environment and Energy sector co-chair Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale) and Andrés Gonzalez (UC Berkeley) to conduct a randomized evaluation comparing a consumer...

Police training improves public perception and police morale.


Former la police

Former les officiers de police sur des savoirs comportementaux et sur les techniques scientifiques d'investigation peut améliorer la satisfaction des victimes et la qualité des investigations et la...


Peace, Recovery, and Reconciliation: Randomized Evaluations in Post-Conflict Environments

Twenty-five years ago, Sierra Leone plunged into a decade-long civil war, during which neighbor turned on neighbor, 50,000 people were killed, and over half the population had to flee their homes....


Governance Initiative Review Paper

The Governance Review Paper summarizes empirically rigorous academic literature on political economy and governance issues in low-income countries and identifies gaps in the literature which...


Paying for Performance

Performance pay for tax officials in Punjab, Pakistan significantly increased tax revenues without harming taxpayer satisfaction.

Sector Contacts

Benjamin Olken

Directeur, Co-président, Membre

[email protected]
(617) 253-6833

Rohini Pande


[email protected]
(617) 384-5267

Yuen Ho

[email protected]
(617) 324-1980