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March 2020 Newsletter

In our March 2020 newsletter, J-PAL's response to COVID-19, insights from existing research, media highlights and more.

COVID-19 off-cycle funding opportunities

These J-PAL initiatives are opening dedicated off-cycle rounds to fund research by J-PAL affiliates and invited researchers that will generate rapid, actionable insights that can help inform policy responses to the pandemic.

“Prepare to be surprised”

Iqbal Dhaliwal, global executive director of J-PAL shares important lessons he has learned over years of working with governments.

MIT launches master's in data, economics, and development policy, led by Nobel laureates

MIT launches master’s in data, economics, and development policy, led by Nobel laureates. The first cohort of 22 students from 14 countries share a common ambition: harnessing data to help others.

Can We Have Prosperity Without Growth?

An article in The New Yorker describes how the critique of economic growth, once a fringe position, is gaining widespread attention in the face of the climate crisis.