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Among India's working poor, sobriety may boost savings

Friday, June 21, 2019 -

Trying to stay sober does not change the earnings of some workers—but it does increase the amount of money they save, according to an J-PAL affiliate's field experiment about low-income workers in...

Gujarat unveils India’s first emissions trading scheme to curb air pollution

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - Live Mint

J-PAL affiliates are conducting an evaluation of the Gujarat's government emissions trading program.

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A quiet revolution: The case of primary education in Uttar Pradesh

Friday, May 31, 2019 - Ideas for India

Shobhini Mukerji, Executive Director of J-PAL South Asia, describes the shift brought to the state’s primary education system through the government's evidence-backed Graded Learning Programme.

EdNext Podcast: Giving Ed Tech a Chance to Shine

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Education Next

A new J-PAL study looks at the impact of a blended learning program on students in India who were not making progress in their local public schools because they were starting out so far behind the...

How not to get more women to work

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Live Mint

In communities where women face resistance to work, direct campaigns by employers to drive female employment may not be the best strategy, finds new study by J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran.

For breathable air: Environmental data transparency and Star Rating systems will improve air quality

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - The Times of India

J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone discusses how India can tackle air pollution.

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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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.