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May 2017 Research Newsletter

Monday, May 22, 2017 - J-PAL

Learn about new papers from J-PAL affiliates on agricultural markets, energy efficiency programs, vocational training, and more.

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Should America Keep Giving Billions Of Dollars To Countries In Need?

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - NPR

NPR discusses with J-PAL Executive Director Rachel Glennerster how ranomized evaluation research can help answer the question of whether foreign aid helps countries grow.

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Did applying for financial aid just get harder?

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - The Hechinger Report

The Department of Education and Internal Revenue Service have announced that a critical tool that helps students complete financial aid applications will be suspended until this fall. In an opinion...

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Stopping the revolving prison door

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - MIT News

MIT News covers J-PAL North America's work supporting randomized evaluations to rigorously test prisoner reintegration policies and programs so policymakers can direct their efforts in the most...

Experimental Conversations: Perspectives on Randomized Trials in Development Economics

Monday, May 8, 2017 - Stanford Social Innovation Review

J-PAL affiliate Dean Yang discusses his work, his perspective on randomized evaluations, and questions of external validity in this interview with Timothy Ogden.

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The Ambition-Marriage Trade-Off Too Many Single Women Face

Monday, May 8, 2017 - Harvard Business Review

J-PAL affiliates Leonardo Bursztyn and Amanda Pallais with co-author Thomas Fujiwara discuss their research on whether single women avoid career-enhancing actions that would harm them in the marriage...

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National Academy of Sciences elects six MIT professors for 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - MIT News

J-PAL Director Esther Duflo has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her significant academic achievements in the field of economics.

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May 2017 Newsletter

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - J-PAL

Read a new policy bulletin summarizing results from seventeen evaluations of charter schools, learn how evidence helped scale unconditional cash transfers to reach over 60,000 households in east...