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What Research Reveals About the Impact of Media on Voter Behaviour

Monday, May 20, 2019 - India Spend

J-PAL staff at out South Asia office share some learnings from our affiliates' research on the impact of the media on voters behavior.

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Why a Tax the U.S. Hasn’t Embraced Has Found Favor in Much of the World

Friday, May 17, 2019 - The New York Times

J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran discusses research that demonstrates how the Value Added Tax (VAT) can facilitate tax enforcement.

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Harvard Economist Raj Chetty Named Carnegie Fellow for 2019, Wins ‘Brainy Award’

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - IndiaWest

J-PAL affiliate Raj Chetty has been named by the Carnegie Corporation as one of 32 Andrew Carnegie Fellows for 2019.

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May 2019 Newsletter

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - J-PAL

In our May 2019 newsletter, J-PAL launches the IDEA initiative, the Environment & Energy team discusses possible climate policies, and more.

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Applying lessons from war-torn Africa to Chicago

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - The Economist

J-PAL affiliate Chris Blattman is rigorously evaluating a program in Chicago aimed at reducing violent crime through an intervention that combines job training with months of intense efforts to teach...

Andhra Pradesh is experimenting with edu-tech in a big way

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Financial Express

Article features work by J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan in Andhra Pradesh.

Economist Costas Meghir on seeking scalable solutions to entrenched poverty

Monday, April 29, 2019 - YaleNews

J-PAL affiliate Costas Meghir spoke to YaleNews about his ongoing research evaluating an early-childhood intervention in Odisha, India.

Can the Microcredit Model Be Improved?

Friday, April 26, 2019 - Yale Insights

Microcredit is frequently touted as an effective policy tool to fight global poverty. But studies suggest that the long-term impact on recipients’ lives is limited. J-PAL affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak...