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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

Abhijit Banerjee, Iqbal Dhaliwal, and Esther Duflo

The Next Frontier: Leveraging The Nobel Prize To Shape The Future

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - Forbes

2019 Nobel Laureates and leaders of J-PAL discuss the future and the next frontier.

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. 

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.


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.

Healthcare Is Gender Blind. Here's How to Fix It.

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - The Wire

To improve the enrollment of women in health insurance schemes, Shagun Sabarwal, Associate Director of Policy and Training at J-PAL South Asia, says it is essential that we rigorously test them on a...

How Nobel-Prize-winning research is tackling youth unemployment

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - Ahram Online

Bruno Crépon, co-chair of J-PAL's Labor Markets sector and J-PAL's MENA initiative, reflects on the impact of experimental research on youth unemployment in the MENA region.


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