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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...

Edtech Is Big Business, But Does It Really Work?

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Built In

Associate director of policy at J-PAL North America, Vincent Quan, talks about the importance of using evidence when designing edtech interventions.

America has a housing segregation problem. Seattle may just have the solution.

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - Vox

Research by J-PAL affiliates shows dramatic improvements in social mobility for low-income families in Seattle.

How digital health tools can help transform healthcare

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - Health Data Management

J-PAL affiliate Joseph Doyle describes his evaluation of a new health tool called Clinical Decision Support.