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January 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - J-PAL

In the first newsletter of 2018, J-PAL South Asia looks back on ten years of research and policy as the organization at large looks forward to a new executive director and affiliated professors.

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Worldwide change takes global effort

Friday, January 5, 2018 - MIT News

Learners from the MITx Data, Economics, and Development Policy MicroMasters, co-designed by J-PAL, will be able to earn master's credits at the American University in Cairo.

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How Governments Can Move People to Jobs

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - Bloomberg

Bloomberg discusses research on increasing mobility, citing studies by J-PAL affiliates on the Moving to Opportunity program in the United States and a program facilitating seasonal migration in...

Using the Airbnb Model to Protect the Environment

Friday, December 29, 2017 - New York Times

J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran discusses novel solutions to conservation, including her research on paying farmers in Uganda to conserve trees on their land.

December 2017 Research Newsletter

Friday, December 29, 2017 - J-PAL

Catch up on the latest research from J-PAL affiliates, on topics from delivering food subsidies in Indonesia to increasing Norwegian students’ perseverance in math.

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Want To Help Someone In A Poor Village? Give Them A Bus Ticket Out

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - NPR

NPR covers J-PAL affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak's research on providing low-cost loans to rural farmers Bangladesh to cover temporary migration to urban areas during times of famine.

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The uninsured are overusing emergency rooms — and other health-care myths

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - The Washington Post

The Washington Post discusses the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, co-authored by J-PAL affiliates, which found that access to health insurance increased emergency room visits.

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Let evidence drive policy and not assumptions, says Iqbal Dhaliwal

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - City Today

J-PAL Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal's distinguished lecture at the MYRA School of Business in Mysuru, India, discussed the importance of data-driven decision-making.