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March 2019 Newsletter

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

J-PAL celebrates International Women's Day, discusses research on preventing patients from consuming unnecessary medical treatments, and presents a new policy publication on incentivized community...

Economics of alcohol control policies

The  economics  of  alcohol-control  policies

Friday, March 1, 2019 - LiveMint

In a new study, affiliate Frank Schilbach explores alternatives to curb alcohol addiction in the form of financial incentives for sobriety. Read more on LiveMint.

J-PAL North America's recently released publication summarizes 126 rigorous evaluations of different uses of education technology and their impact on student learning.

126 Surveys of Technology in Education Shows In-Depth Look at its Impact

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - MIT News

A J-PAL North America publication aims to help decision-makers understand how education technology can help — or hinder — student learning. Read the whole article on Mit News.

Quit Facebook

Study finds users who leave Facebook are happier, but less informed

Monday, February 11, 2019 -

According to a new study by Hunt Alcott, quitting Facebook for a month makes users happier. On the other hand, users also spent less time consuming news. Read more at

Las mentorías personalizadas impulsan los ingresos de microempresarios

Monday, February 11, 2019 - Diario Financiero

Un estudio realizado en Chile y publicado en el American Economic Journal muestra que hay componentes específicos de los programas que generan más impacto.

How public service announcements reduced violence against women

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - Vox

A randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Donald Green suggests that PSAs are an effective tool for combating domestic violence in Uganda. Read the full article at Vox.

A student and teacher in Zambia

February 2019 Newsletter

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - J-PAL

In our February 2019 newsletter, Co-Impact announces funding for Teaching at the Right Level in Africa, J-PAL launches Innovation in Government Initiative, and more.

The parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides. Credit: Getty Images

We Need to Talk about Intestinal Worms

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Scientific American (blog)

A blog post citing evidence from randomized evaluations conducted by J-PAL affiliates calls for a recommitment to fighting intestinal worms.