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The Genius Next Door: Physician-economist Marcella Alsan on racial discrimination in medicine

J-PAL Affiliate and MacArthur Fellow Marcella Alsan discussed her interest in health economics and dedication to studying inequality through randomized control trials.

J-PAL: A Science to Alleviating Global Poverty

The article provides an overview of why Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Sendhil Mullainathan founded J-PAL, and the importance of the evidence to policy pipeline by discussing the organization's work in India and Kenya as well as the Jobs and Opportunity Initiative and the King Climate Action...

November 2021 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's November newsletter features the office's GivingTuesday campaign to alleviate poverty through an evidence-based approach to the American Rescue Plan; a new blog post featuring RIP Medical Debt's ongoing evaluation to assess its model for buying and relieving medical debt; and a...

A Nobel prize-winning economist's guide to cooking

When J-PAL affiliate Abhijit Banerjee isn't studying economics, he's cooking! The Nobel Prize winner recently published a cookbook of his favorite recipes.

How a simple solution slashed child mortality in rural Kenyan villages

Discusses research by J-PAL affiliate and Nobel Prize winner Michael Kremer on how water chlorination can decrease child mortality in rural Kenya.

J-PAL North America announces appointment of Laura Feeney and Vincent Quan as new Co-Executive Directors

J-PAL North America announces that Laura Feeney and Vincent Quan, who previously led the center’s research, training, and policy teams, are now serving as the new co-executive directors of the organization.

November 2021 Newsletter

In the November 2021 Newsletter, we highlight ideas around how climate finance can support evidence generation, three key lessons on informing policy with evidence in Africa, and evidence for medical debt relief.

Fighting poverty: Learning from the ground

J-PAL Southeast Asia partnered with the Indonesian government to carry out the mission of research to informed policy set out by co-founders and affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.