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'Teaching at the Right Level' in India

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - The National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER spotlights research on "Teaching at the Right Level" in India conducted by Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Rukmini Banerji, James Berry, Harini Kannan, Shobhini Mukherji, Marc Shotland, and...

In the Final Push to Mobilize Voters, It’s the Personal Touch That Counts

Friday, November 4, 2016 - Undark

Research suggests that bombarding Americans with phone calls, emails, and flyers urging them to vote doesn’t work, but a personal chat might. According to J-PAL Affiliate Donald Green (Columbia...

Walking the Talk Taking on inequity at the crossroads of ‘rigor, relevance and impact’

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - UC San Diego

UC San Diego features a  a spotlight on J-PAL Education Sector Co-Chair Karthik Muralidharan and his work on running experiments and testing policies to improve the lives of people in...

Decoding the medical cost mystery

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - MIT News Office

A study done by J-PAL North America's Scientific Director Amy Finkelstein and other researchers show that providers and patients drive health care spending in roughly equal amounts.

November 2016 Newsletter

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - J-PAL

Read about our new efforts to support research transparency and reproducibility (including a paid graduate student fellowship), new affiliated researchers, and more.

Promoting policies that work: Six steps for the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - The Hill

Making better use of existing data can improve how government programs operate. In this op-ed, J-PAL North America's Executive Director Quentin Palfrey offers six concrete steps the bipartisan...

Neighbour Power

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - The Indian Express

Reports from last year suggest that the Delhi government’s pilot participatory budgeting exercise in about 400 mohalla sabhas received an enthusiastic response from communities. More recently, a...

Increase in visits to emergency departments persists following Medicaid expansion

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - EurekAlert!

Visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs) not only jumped by 40% in Oregon after Medicaid coverage was expanded there in 2008 -but the increase persisted for at least two years, according to a...