Wednesday, March 7, 2018
In the March 2018 newsletter, J-PAL announces the new Gender sector, shares videos from classrooms implementing an evidence-backed pedagogical approach in Zambia, and more.
Friday, February 16, 2018
J-PAL's Government Partnership Initiative helps governments evaluate policies, scale up successful ones, and build an internal culture of evidence-informed decision making.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Read up on the latest research from the J-PAL network, from debt traps in India and the Philippines to workplace wellness programs in the United States.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
J-PAL Director Esther Duflo discusses the importance of economists engaging with the logistics how policies are implemented rather than just what the policy is.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - Hindustan Times
J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone comments on his evaluation in Maharashtra of a program to provide public information on industries' pollution levels.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - The Hindu
Research by J-PAL affiliate Esther Duflo and Senior Research Manager Harini Kannan found that an education intervention in Tamil Nadu struggled due to implementation difficulties.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Scientific American
J-PAL affiliate Dina Pomeranz and coauthors found that peer groups helped Chilean micro-entrepreneurs save more.
Monday, March 19, 2018 - Hindustan Times
J-PAL South Asia Associate Director of Policy and Training Shagun Sabarwal discusses evidence-backed programs to help young girls overcome barriers to joining the workforce.
Friday, March 16, 2018 - Chicago Booth Review
J-PAL affiliate Rebecca Dizon-Ross discusses her research from Malawi on providing parents with information on their children’s academic performance.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - The Conversation
J-PAL affiliate Bruce Sacerdote discusses his research on the impact of randomly matching college rommates on grades, career choices, and beliefs.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - The Print
A study by J-PAL affiliates on Pakistan’s civil servants showed that incentivizing officers with a posting of their own choice remarkably improved their performance.
Monday, March 12, 2018 - Chicago Mag
J-PAL affiliate Jonathan Guryan discusses how his research on the behavioral therapy program Becoming a Man (BAM) in Chicago can inform policies to reduce violent crime.