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Pollution by the Numbers

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - Project Syndicate

An op-ed about collecting detailed data on air quality references a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliates that showed improved cookstoves in India had no effect across health outcomes.

Measuring women's and girl's empowerment

Opinion: Where is the standardized measure of women’s empowerment?

Friday, November 9, 2018 - Devex

In this article, two development researchers discuss how to measure women’s empowerment in ways that are specific and sensitive to development interventions. Read the full story.

Medicaid expansion and voter turnout

Medicaid expansion increases voter turnout: What that means for 2020

Friday, November 9, 2018

An articles discusses the implications of a study conducted by J-PAL affiliates that found that Medicaid expansion increases voter turnout in the short term. Read the full article.

November 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, November 8, 2018

J-PAL's November newsletter features new Evidence to Policy pathways, our annual recruitment drive, an interview with J-PAL affiliate and MacArthur Fellow Amy Finkelstein, and more.

Medicaid expansion could improve political participation

How Medicaid Expansion Could Improve Political Participation

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Pacific Standard

Evidence from a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Amy Finkelstein suggests Oregon's Medicaid expansion boosted short-term political participation in the years immediately after the...

Limiting the electricity subsidy offered to farmers in India

Opinion: India’s neglected groundwater crisis

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Livemint.com

An evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliated researchers seeks to determine if limiting the electricity subsidy offered to farmers in Punjab and compensating them with a direct cash transfer for every...

Harvard economist Rohini Pande wins 2018 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - National Herald India

J-PAL affiliate Rohini Pande has been named the winner of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, which is given annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession. Read...

Scaling up Teaching at the Right Level

How do you scale spirit?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Brookings Institute (blog)

The Teaching at the Right Level program, which J-PAL has worked to rigorously evaluate for 15 years, reaches more than six million children in India. This blog reflects on five key ingredients for...

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