J-PAL North America, based at MIT, leads J-PAL’s work in the North America region. J-PAL North America conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.
Our work spans a wide range of sectors including health care, housing, criminal justice, education, and economic mobility. We leverage research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts, and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why.
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Jesse Gubb discusses the importance of randomized evaluations to identify and scale up innovative Medicaid and Medicare payment models.
Newly published data on health care hotspotting study underscores the importance of research transparency
The team behind the evaluation on health care hotspotting describes why they prioritized publishing replication data and lessons learned from the process.
This Staff Spotlight highlights four J-PAL North America team members who work together to evaluate promising programs aimed at making health care in the United States more efficient, effective, and equitable.
Diversifying economics, part three: The Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics on its history, impact, and pursuit of collaboration
Kristine West, the Director of Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics, discusses the history and impact of the Center and future collaborations with J-PAL North America's Economics Transformation Project.