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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.

UChicago to Study Police-Involved Shootings, Officer Training

Friday, July 26, 2019 - WTWW

J-PAL affiliate Oeindrila Dube received funding to evaluate a police training program in partnership with the Chicago Police Department.

J-PAL North America announces second round of competition partners

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - MIT News

J-PAL North America’s Education, Technology, and Opportunity Innovation Competition supports education leaders in using randomized evaluations to generate evidence on how technology can improve...

Can Summer Jobs Reduce Violent Crime?

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - Foundation for Economic Education

Article features research by J-PAL affiliate on the effect of summer jobs on reducing youth engagement on violent crime in the US.

How an Indianapolis-area church erased $2 million in medical debt for Hoosier families

Monday, June 17, 2019 - IndyStar

Article discusses the context around J-PAL NA's funded project, which measures the impact of medical debt forgiveness on financial outcomes in the United States.

Can 'Nudge' Letters Cut Overprescribing of Psych Meds?

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - MedPage Today

Article features research by J-PAL affiliate Adam Sacarny, which evaluated the impact of strongly-worded peer comparison review letters sent to high prescribers of quetiapine on prescribing behavior...

Police officers standing in the street at night

Applying lessons from war-torn Africa to Chicago

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - The Economist

J-PAL affiliate Chris Blattman is rigorously evaluating a program in Chicago aimed at reducing violent crime through an intervention that combines job training with months of intense efforts to teach...