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Limiting the electricity subsidy offered to farmers in India

Opinion: India’s neglected groundwater crisis

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 -

An evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliated researchers seeks to determine if limiting the electricity subsidy offered to farmers in Punjab and compensating them with a direct cash transfer for every...

Harvard economist Rohini Pande wins 2018 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - National Herald India

J-PAL affiliate Rohini Pande has been named the winner of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, which is given annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession. Read...

Does Working From Home Actually Work?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Entrepreneur Asia Pacific

An article in Entrepreneur Asia Pacific discusses research conducted by J-PAL affiliate Nicholas Bloom that analyzed the impact of working from home on productivity and work-life balance. Read the...

Measuring pollution in Maharashtra

Most industries in red zone for air pollution

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Times of India

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board’s new five-star rating systems that rates industries based on their pollution. Researchers from J-PAL will help measure the impact on emissions.

Scaling up Teaching at the Right Level

How do you scale spirit?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Brookings Institute (blog)

The Teaching at the Right Level program, which J-PAL has worked to rigorously evaluate for 15 years, reaches more than six million children in India. This blog reflects on five key ingredients for...

October 2018 Newsletter

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Learn about how J-PAL Latin American & the Caribbean is helping develop an ed-tech agenda, get to know affiliated researcher Craig McIntosh, join us for a lecture with Michael Greenstone on using...

Putting the family in economics

Friday, October 5, 2018 - University Affairs

An article on the growing field of family economics discusses a study conducted by J-PAL affiliate Nava Ashraf on contraceptive adoption and fertility in Zambia.

Amy Finkelstein wins MacArthur Award

Amy Finkelstein, Lisa Parks win 2018 MacArthur Fellowships

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - MIT News

Amy Finkelstein, a J-PAL affiliate and Professor of Economics at MIT, has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, colloquially known as the “genius grant.”