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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...

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...

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.

MIT Economics Professor Amy Finkelstein Is Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - WBUR

WBUR’s All Things Considered talks with Amy Finkelstein, who was recently named a MacArthur Fellow, to discuss the award and her plans going forward.

These MacArthur Fellows Are Trying to Fix American Health Care

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Bloomberg

J-PAL affiliate Amy Finkelstein plans to use her MacArthur Fellowship award to experiment with new ideas to improve health care by eliminating systemic waste.

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.”

Can ‘Nudges’ Makes Students Study More? Maybe Someday

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - Inside Higher Ed

A study conducted by J-PAL affiliate Phil Oreopoulos shows how how scholars can measure impact (or lack thereof) of educational interventions.