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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

Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo, and Abhijit Banerjee

How the economics Nobel laureates’ methods could help fight poverty in the U.S.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - PBS NewsHour

Vincent Quan, Associate Director of Policy at J-PAL North America, reflects on what we've learned from randomized evaluations in the U.S.

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Zipcode Destiny: The Persistent Power of Place and Education

Monday, December 9, 2019 - NPR Hidden Brain

NPR's Hidden Brain speak with J-PAL affiliate, Raj Chetty, on economic mobility in the US

Fare machine

Pilot program to test free and discounted Metro fare cards for low-income D.C. residents

Monday, December 9, 2019 - The Washington Post

A pilot program funded by J-PAL North America's State and Local Innovation Initiative aims to elimate costs of transportation for more than 1,000 low-income residents in Washington D.C.