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The Best Ed-Tech Research: 5 Key Lessons for Educators

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Education Week

J-PAL North America's new publication, "Will Technology Transform Education for the Better?" looks at evidence from 126 rigorous experimental studies, most of which involved randomized control trials...

Near a slum cluster in Delhi (Associated Press)

Public disclosures help hold politicians accountable

Monday, March 11, 2019 - Chicago Booth Review

MIT’s Abhijit Banerjee and Harvard’s Nils Enevoldsen, Rohini Pande, and Michael Walton examined the effect that publicizing politicians’ records had on electoral results in the 2012 municipal...

Economics of alcohol control policies

The  economics  of  alcohol-control  policies

Friday, March 1, 2019 - LiveMint

In a new study, affiliate Frank Schilbach explores alternatives to curb alcohol addiction in the form of financial incentives for sobriety. Read more on LiveMint.

J-PAL North America's recently released publication summarizes 126 rigorous evaluations of different uses of education technology and their impact on student learning.

126 Surveys of Technology in Education Shows In-Depth Look at its Impact

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - MIT News

A J-PAL North America publication aims to help decision-makers understand how education technology can help — or hinder — student learning. Read the whole article on Mit News.

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Study finds users who leave Facebook are happier, but less informed

Monday, February 11, 2019 -

According to a new study by Hunt Alcott, quitting Facebook for a month makes users happier. On the other hand, users also spent less time consuming news. Read more at

Las mentorías personalizadas impulsan los ingresos de microempresarios

Monday, February 11, 2019 - Diario Financiero

Un estudio realizado en Chile y publicado en el American Economic Journal muestra que hay componentes específicos de los programas que generan más impacto.

How public service announcements reduced violence against women

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - Vox

A randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Donald Green suggests that PSAs are an effective tool for combating domestic violence in Uganda. Read the full article at Vox.

A student and teacher in Zambia

February 2019 Newsletter

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - J-PAL

In our February 2019 newsletter, Co-Impact announces funding for Teaching at the Right Level in Africa, J-PAL launches Innovation in Government Initiative, and more.