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New research partnership evaluates innovation in family engagement

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - MIT News

J-PAL North America is partnering with TalkingPoints multilingual family engagement platform assess the intervention's impact on student achievement. Read more on MIT News.

J-PAL North America announces five new partnerships with state and local governments

Monday, October 28, 2019 - MIT News

New partners will work with J-PAL to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.

Les cofondateurs de J-PAL Abhijit Banerjee et Esther Duflo avec l’équipe dirigeante de J-PAL en juillet 2019 au Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). (De gauche à droite: David Sears, Paula Pedro, Benjamin Olken, Lina Marliani, Anna Schrimpf, Esther Duflo, Iqbal Dhaliwal, Ann Bates, Anja Sautmann, Abhijit Banerjee, Shobhini Mukerji, Laura Poswell, John Floretta.)

Release: J-PAL Co-Founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo Awarded Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, with longtime J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer, were jointly awarded the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in...

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Behavioral Economics Could Increase Obamacare Enrollment and Stabilize Markets

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - UCLA Anderson Review

J-PAL affiliate Wesley Yin and his colleagues have recently completed a randomized evaluation on interventions used to combat the frictions in the take-up of health insurance in California.

Artificial Intelligence Only Goes So Far In Today’s Economy, Says MIT Study

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Forbes

A recent report from the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future looked at AI as part of a broad range of changes sweeping the employment scene and workplace. Read the full article on Forbes.

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Using rigorous evaluation to reduce and prevent homelessness in North America

Monday, September 9, 2019 - MIT News

New J-PAL North America publication highlights how rigorous research can improve policies to help people access and maintain stable, affordable housing. Read the full article in MIT News.

How helping families relocate could increase economic mobility

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - The Economist

Article discusses J-PAL affiliate Raj Chetty research on upward mobility.

Work of the Future Task Force report calls attention to exacerbated inequality due to technology

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - The Tech (MIT)

The Task Force, co-chaired by J-PAL affiliate David Autor, aims to “understand the relationships between emerging technologies and work, and to explore strategies to enable a future of shared...

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