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Applying lessons from war-torn Africa to Chicago

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - The Economist

J-PAL affiliate Chris Blattman is rigorously evaluating a program in Chicago aimed at reducing violent crime through an intervention that combines job training with months of intense efforts to teach...

Andhra Pradesh is experimenting with edu-tech in a big way

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Financial Express

Article features work by J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan in Andhra Pradesh.

Economist Costas Meghir on seeking scalable solutions to entrenched poverty

Monday, April 29, 2019 - YaleNews

J-PAL affiliate Costas Meghir spoke to YaleNews about his ongoing research evaluating an early-childhood intervention in Odisha, India.

Can the Microcredit Model Be Improved?

Friday, April 26, 2019 - Yale Insights

Microcredit is frequently touted as an effective policy tool to fight global poverty. But studies suggest that the long-term impact on recipients’ lives is limited. J-PAL affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak...

David Deming Named Faculty Director of Harvard Kennedy School Wiener Center

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - The Harvard Crimson

J-PAL affiliate David J. Deming was named the faculty director of the Kennedy School’s Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, the school announced Wednesday.

In Delhi Experiment, Software Sparks Success

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Education Next

J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan talks about his study on a “blended learning” program in India.

David Autor awarded Carnegie fellowship

Monday, April 22, 2019 - MIT News

J-PAL affiliate will study U.S. demographics and the urban-rural split in contemporary society.

J-PAL North America’s newest initiative explores the work of the future

Friday, April 19, 2019 - MIT News

Nonprofit and industry leaders, researchers, and policymakers gather for a kick-off conference to discuss how to make work more equitable, efficient, and just.