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How to Get Farmers to Not Burn Crop Residue

J-PAL affiliates Kelsey Jack, Namrata Kala, Rohini Pande, Seema Jayachandran share the results of their randomized evaluation, conducted with J-PAL South Asia, which uses cash incentives to reduce the number farmers burning their crop residue.

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Marcella Alsan Wins MacArthur Grant

J-PAL affiliate Marcella Alsan wins MacArthur Grant for her work in health disparities at the intersection of medicine and economics.

Solutions at the Nexus of Climate Change and Poverty Alleviation

J-PAL's King Climate Action Initiative (KCA-I) has funded a total of 25 research projects including forest conservation on a budget and predicting floods in India.

Is Remote Working Just Another Fad Or Actually Good For Your Business?

Discusses J-PAL affiliate Nicholas Bloom's study on how remote working can increase company productivity.

As Community College Students Return to Class, Let's Help Them Graduate

J-PAL affiliate James Sullivan argues for greater investment in programs that increase community college completion and attention based on evidence from randomized evaluations.

These Nobel Prize-winning economists explain why direct cash transfers are so vital to fighting poverty

J-PAL co-founders and Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee discuss the benefits of universal basic income and direct cash transfers at the Fast Company Innovation Festival.

Empowering Smaller Farms With Global Connections To Trade

Forbes discusses a study by J-PAL affiliates David Atkin, Adam Osman, and Amit Khandelwal which found higher profits among Egyptian rug manufacturers who had access to foreign markets.

September 2021 Newsletter

In the September 2021 Newsletter, we highlight studies regarding various strategies to combat Covid-19, an introduction to some of our new affiliates, and takeaways from the IPCC's report on climate change.