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Andhra Pradesh is experimenting with edu-tech in a big way

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Financial Express

Article features work by J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan in Andhra Pradesh.

Economist Costas Meghir on seeking scalable solutions to entrenched poverty

Monday, April 29, 2019 - YaleNews

J-PAL affiliate Costas Meghir spoke to YaleNews about his ongoing research evaluating an early-childhood intervention in Odisha, India.

In Delhi Experiment, Software Sparks Success

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Education Next

J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan talks about his study on a “blended learning” program in India.

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...