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October 2017 Research Newsletter

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - J-PAL

Learn about the latest research from J-PAL affiliates. This month the digest features new working papers on emigration, tutoring, microcredit, and more.

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Sacramento Nudges People to Use Less Electricity at Peak Hours

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek covers J-PAL affiliates' research on the impact of variable pricing plans on electricity consumption during high-cost peak periods.

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The role of disbursement timing in conditional cash transfer programmes: Long-term effects

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - VoxDev

A randomized evaluation in Colombia shows that delaying disbursement of conditional cash transfers can have substantial long-term effects on educational investment.

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Building the evidence base to support smallholder farmers

Monday, October 16, 2017

Increasing migration has placed unprecedented demands on local food systems. Coupled with climate change, which continues to alter rain patterns and agricultural production, these global challenges...

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Pushing evidence-based policymaking for the poor

Monday, October 16, 2017 - LiveMint

J-PAL Directors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo reflect on the work that J-PAL South Asia has accomplished over the past ten years.

International Day of the Girl Child: How do we close the gender gap in school participation?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - J-PAL

International Day of the Girl Child aims to, in the words of the United Nations, "address the needs and challenges girls face worldwide, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of...

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Persuading voters is hard. That doesn’t mean campaigns should give up.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Washington Post

Research by J-PAL affiliates Alan Gerber and Donald Green found that 'psychologically informed' get out the vote tactics are more effective than robo-calls.

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One way to increase girls’ enrollment in school: Reduce travel time

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - ONE

J-PAL Policy Associate Meagan Neal discusses how evidence-informed strategies to reduce travel time can make it possible for more girls to get an education.