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October 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - J-PAL

J-PAL welcomes five new affiliates, Executive Director Rachel Glennerster announces her appointment as Chief Economist at DFID, and more in the latest newsletter.

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Blurry blackboards, expensive medicines: How the clinic affects the classroom

Monday, October 2, 2017 - Hindustan Times

This article on medical expenses as a barrier to education in India cites research by J-PAL affiliates on the quality of care provided by less costly informal medical providers.

Seem Jayachandran

Why Public Health Insurance Could Help, Even if You Don’t Want It

Friday, September 29, 2017 - The New York Times

J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran's op-ed discusses evidence showing that government participation in markets in India and Mexico benefitted consumers and laborers.

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Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

Monday, September 25, 2017 - The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report summarizes take-aways from a literature review of rigorous evaluations of education technologies.

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Interview with Lawrence Katz

Monday, September 25, 2017 - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

J-PAL North America Scientific Director Lawrence Katz discusses his randomized evaluation research on housing policy and direction for the lab going forward.

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Lessons from the Poverty Action Lab

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - The Practice

J-PAL affiliate James Greiner and J-PAL Executive Director Rachel Glennerster discuss randomized evaluation research on topics from child marriage to microcredit.

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Group Therapy Is Saving Lives in Chicago

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Politico Magazine

Politico Magazine covers Becoming a Man, a cognitive behavioral therapy program which J-PAL affiliated researchers have evaluated and found to reduce violent crime arrrests.

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The Life-and-Death Consequences of Summer Jobs Programs

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Politico

For years, big-city mayors have touted the virtues of summer jobs programs for disadvantaged youth. They often work, just not as expected. POLITICO covers what we know from randomized evaluations of...