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Fruit vendor in Mexico

What a Difference a Year (with a Consultant) Makes

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - KelloggInsight

A study in Mexico by J-PAL affiliated researchers found that consultants helped small to medium-size businesses expand.

Aerial view of slum housing in Mexico

The audacity of hope: Poverty and aspirations

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - VoxDev

J-PAL affiliates discuss their research from Latin America which suggests that solely encouraging unattainable aspirations among poor households does not improve their welfare.

Street vendor in Chile selected for MEPS program

A puzzling success

Monday, April 16, 2018 - American Economic Association

The American Economic Association highlights affiliate Claudia Martínez and coauthors' paper on an entrepreneurship program in Chile.

Students on laptops

Parental monitoring and children's internet use: The role of information, control, and cues

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - VoxEU

J-PAL LAC Scientific Director Francisco Gallego and coathors discuss their research on factors that may affect parents’ ability to monitor their children’s internet use.

Francisco Gallego

New horizons for public policy

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - La Segunda

Chilean periodical La Segunda profiles the work of J-PAL LAC Scientific Director Francisco Gallego. (Note: the full article is in Spanish)

Group of people talking

Why Is It So Hard to Talk about Money?

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Scientific American

J-PAL affiliate Dina Pomeranz and coauthors found that peer groups helped Chilean micro-entrepreneurs save more.

Man helps a child with schoolwork

Better Governing Through Science

Friday, February 16, 2018 - MIT Spectrum

J-PAL's Government Partnership Initiative helps governments evaluate policies, scale up successful ones, and build an internal culture of evidence-informed decision making.

A group of children at school Colombia

The role of disbursement timing in conditional cash transfer programmes: Long-term effects

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - VoxDev

A randomized evaluation in Colombia shows that delaying disbursement of conditional cash transfers can have substantial long-term effects on educational investment.