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Leaders discussing at Building A Future That Works For All

Experts join J-PAL North America in advancing conversation on the work of the future

Friday, January 31, 2020 - MIT News

J-PAL North America's Work of the Future Initiative gathered leaders to identify strategies to help workers thrive in today's labor market

People checking their phones

Time off social media may leave you less informed but happier

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - LSE Business Review

A recent paper by J-PAL affiliated researcher, Hunt Allcott, and colleagues discusses the downsides to social media

Row of homes

J-PAL North America seeks partners to research homelessness

Monday, January 13, 2020 - MIT News

J-PAL North America's Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator will provide funding and technical assistance to help partners build evidence on strategies to reduce and prevent homelessness

Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey

These Patients are Hard to Treat

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - The New York Times

Co-Scientific Director of J-PAL North America, Amy Finkelstein, and colleagues find that coordinated care for the most expensive patients does not result in fewer hospital readmissions.

Regression to the mean

Did a high-profile program really slash hospital spending? Or was it a cautionary tale of 'regression to the mean'?

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - Stat News

Co-Scientific Director of J-PAL North America, Amy Finkelstein, discusses the results of her latest study on comprehensive health care delivery.  Read the full post on Stat News. 


On The Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

Monday, January 6, 2020 - NPR Hidden Brain

NPR's Hidden Brain speaks with J-PAL affiliate, Jens Ludwig, and colleagues on cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce violence among teens.


A Nobel-Winning Way to Make Effective Policy

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - Governing

Executive Director of J-PAL North America, Mary Ann Bates, discusses how randomized evaluations can support evidence-based decision-making among governments in the United States

Health care practitioner with a patient

New health insurance insights: Economists analyze how patients and health care providers value Medicaid

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - MIT News

J-PAL affiliate, Amy Finkelstein, and co-authors analyze how patients and health care providers value Medicaid in a new analysis of a randomized health insurance program in Oregon