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The Science Behind Why You Don’t Save (And What To Do About It)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Money Magazine

Psychological obstacles prevent us from making the right choices when it comes to saving money.

2/3rd of car owners did not drive on odd-even days, says study

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Times of India

A study by MIT student Gabriel Kreindler and J-PAL reveals two-thirds of all car owners did not drive their vehicles during odd-even days, with more cancelling their regular trips such as their...

Time to diversify pro-poor policies

Friday, July 15, 2016 - LiveMint

Poverty is rarely a binary state of being poor or not. It may be anything between destitution and moderate poverty

Tackling hurdles to healthcare for all

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - LiveMint

J-PAL South Asia's Shubhra Mittal speaks on Mint's panel on challenges to achieving universal healthcare in India.

How Much Will People Pay For Clean Air? Evidence From China

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - Forbes

Koichiro Ito discusses his research on how people weigh the money in their pockets vs the air they breathe.

Economic Medicine For Lifelong Health

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - Huffington Post Blog

In order to stave off the chronic illnesses of childhood and adulthood caused by poverty, we need to start promoting economic mobility at the beginning of life.

A cheap, simple experiment just found a very effective way to slow deforestation

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - The Washington Post

Seema Jayachandran and coauthors have found an effective and affordable way to combat deforestation in a country showing some of the fastest tree loss rates in the world—by paying landowners not...

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June 2016 Newsletter

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - J-PAL

J-PAL North America awards funding to five state and local governments, the Indian state of Jharkhand scales up two rigorously evaluated programs, and Oriana Bandiera reflects on doing field work in...