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A market for emissions, with incentives to cut pollution

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - The Hindu

In June this year, Gujarat unveiled the country’s first emissions trading scheme to encourage and incentivise industrial units to cut air pollution, designed through a collaboration with J-PAL, EPIC...

Artificial Intelligence Only Goes So Far In Today’s Economy, Says MIT Study

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Forbes

A recent report from the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future looked at AI as part of a broad range of changes sweeping the employment scene and workplace. Read the full article on Forbes.

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Using rigorous evaluation to reduce and prevent homelessness in North America

Monday, September 9, 2019 - MIT News

New J-PAL North America publication highlights how rigorous research can improve policies to help people access and maintain stable, affordable housing. Read the full article in MIT News.

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Raj Chetty wins the A.SK Social Science Award 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019 - The WZB

The WZB honors the J-PAL affiliate Raj Chetty for his research on poverty and social mobility. Read the full article on The WZB website.

Work of the Future Task Force report calls attention to exacerbated inequality due to technology

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - The Tech (MIT)

The Task Force, co-chaired by J-PAL affiliate David Autor, aims to “understand the relationships between emerging technologies and work, and to explore strategies to enable a future of shared...

How helping families relocate could increase economic mobility

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - The Economist

Article discusses J-PAL affiliate Raj Chetty research on upward mobility.

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Parents know better than standardized tests

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - The Wall Street Journal

J-PAL affiliate Eric Bettinger and his research team found that students who won a lottery for a voucher in Colombia were 17% more likely to complete high school on time than students who lost the...

A scientific approach to evaluating global anti-poverty programs

Friday, August 23, 2019 - PBS NewsHour

J-PAL affiliate Dean Karlan is interviewed on PBS NewsHour about rigorously evaluating an anti-poverty intervention in Ethiopia.