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How to Cut Poverty Now

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - The New York Times

A column in The New York Times’ Opinion Today newsletter discusses a study conducted by a J-PAL affiliate on the effects of an Earned Income Tax Credit program that increased the benefit for workers...

How to Tap Skilled Managers in Villages Where Chiefs Still Rule

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - Insights by Stanford Business

J-PAL affiliate Katherine Casey and other researchers set out to study two different approaches to development in rural communities led by lifelong chiefs in Sierra Leone.

The case for investing in children has never been stronger

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Pacific Standard

An article in the Pacific Standard discusses federal spending on programs for children and examines a study conducted by J-PAL affiliates on long-term effects of the Moving to Opportunity housing...

New learning opportunities for displaced persons

Friday, September 21, 2018 - MIT News

The MIT Refugee Action Hub is now accepting applications for the second offering of the Certificate Program in Computer and Data Science, offered in partnership with J-PAL and the MITx MicroMasters...

Can Paying for a Health Problem as a Whole, Not Piece by Piece, Save Medicare Money?

Monday, September 17, 2018 - The New York Times

A study analyzing the first year of data from a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Amy Finkelstein found that bundled payments reduced the use of post-acute care by about three...

How to End the Cycle of Violence in Chicago

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - The New York Times

The New York Times explores a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Jens Ludwig to evaluate the effectiveness of a program designed to prevent youth violence and dropout in Chicago.

David Deming Named Winner of 2018 David K. Kershaw Award and Prize

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - Harvard Graduate School of Education

J-PAL affiliate David Deming has been selected to receive the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize from for his contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management in the areas of...

Study: Giving Out Cash in Uganda Helped After 4 Years. After 9 Years, Not So Much

Monday, September 10, 2018 - Vox

Vox discusses research conducted by J-PAL affiliate Chris Blattman on cash transfers in Uganda that suggests the grants acted more like a kick start than a lift out of poverty.

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