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Imran Rasul at a desk.

Pakistani economist Imran Rasul honoured with prestigious European award

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - The News

J-PAL affiliate Imran Rasul has been honoured with the prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics 2019.

Public disclosures help hold politicians accountable

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Qrius

Article featuring research by J-PAL affiliates, Abhijit Banerjee and Rohini Pande, which examined the effect that publicizing politicians’ records had on electoral results in the 2012 municipal...

Children in an outdoor classroom hold books.

Bridging the gap: Study suggests huge gains from tech-aided learning

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - The Financial Express

A new study conducted by J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan shows that the greater use of technology in pedagogy could deliver substantial gains.

A doctor with a stethoscope placed on a young man's back.

How social networks can stop TB from spreading

Monday, April 1, 2019 - Chicago Booth Review

In a study conducted in India, researchers find that patients already in treatment are more effective than health workers at persuading potential TB sufferers to get screened.

An illustration of a government building, two workers, and a checklist.

The Analytical Angle: Taking an experimental approach on civil service reform

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Dawn

J-PAL affiliates are working with the Excise and Taxation Department of Punjab on a series of studies which have yielded insights both on how to improve the civil service and how to approach reform...

Women attend a meeting for Aajeevika, a government loan program available to women, at the program’s office in Khizasarai, Bihar. (Photographer: Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg)

Why India Needs More Women To Contest 2019 Elections

Friday, March 15, 2019 - Bloomberg Quint

As India gears up for its 17th general elections, Bloomberg Quint references a study conducted by J-PAL affiliates in 2017 that found women constituents were more concerned about issues like water...

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.

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