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How to Tame Health Care Spending? Look for One-Percent Solutions

Monday, August 27, 2018 - The New York Times

A blog post on The New York Times' "The Upshot" discusses research by J-PAL affiliate Amy Finkelstein that identifies long-term care hospitals as a source of waste in the US health care system.

Turning an economics education into solutions with impact

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - MIT News

It’s an ambitious goal: to change the status quo. Yet, this is just what Alan Al Yussef has set out to do. As one of the first people to earn the MITx Data, Economics, and Development Policy...

'Dear Doctor' Letters Use Peer Pressure, Government Warning To Stop Overprescribing

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - NPR

NPR reports on a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Adam Sacarny.

Your workplace wellness program probably isn’t making you healthier

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - The Washington Post

A Washington Post opinion piece explores the research findings of J-PAL affiliate Damon Jones.

Workplace Wellness Programs Don’t Work Well. Why Some Studies Show Otherwise.

Monday, August 6, 2018 - The New York Times

A blog post on The New York Times' "The Upshot" explains why randomized controlled trials, despite their flaws, remain a powerful tool.

How To Find Out If 'Women's Empowerment' Programs Really Empower Women

Friday, July 27, 2018 - NPR

NPR discusses Rachel Glennerster and J-PAL's new guide to empowering women.

We Can’t Measure Women’s Empowerment the Same Way Everywhere—But Should We Try?

Friday, July 27, 2018 - Center for Global Development

Pamela Jakiela, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, reflects on J-PAL’s Practical Guide to Measuring Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in Impact Evaluations.

MIT’s Hybrid MicroMaster’s Program Reports Early Success

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - eLearningInside news

eLearningInside News dicusses reports of early success among participants of J-PAL and MITx's blended learning program MicroMasters.