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Why a Tax the U.S. Hasn’t Embraced Has Found Favor in Much of the World

Friday, May 17, 2019 - The New York Times

J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran discusses research that demonstrates how the Value Added Tax (VAT) can facilitate tax enforcement.

Nuestros textos escolares: mirando más allá del papel

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - La Tecera

J-PAL affiliate Francisco Gallego talks about his evaluation on laptops-based school textbooks in Honduras.

Las mentorías personalizadas impulsan los ingresos de microempresarios

Monday, February 11, 2019 - Diario Financiero

Un estudio realizado en Chile y publicado en el American Economic Journal muestra que hay componentes específicos de los programas que generan más impacto.

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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.

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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.

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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)