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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.

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.

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. 


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.

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

Health care practitioner with a patient

New health insurance insights: Economists analyze how patients and health care providers value Medicaid

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - MIT News

J-PAL affiliate, Amy Finkelstein, and co-authors analyze how patients and health care providers value Medicaid in a new analysis of a randomized health insurance program in Oregon

Power lines in New Delhi, India

Electrifying India May Require Convincing People Power Is Something Worth Paying For

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Forbes

Co-Chair of J-PAL's Environment, Energy, and Climate Change sector, Michael Greenstone, discusses ongoing energy research in the Indian state of Bihar.