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J-PAL North America announces new partnerships with three state and local governments

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - MIT News

MIT News discusses J-PAL North America’s new partnerships with three US state and local governments to evaluate promising solutions related to education, housing, and economic security.

September 2018 Newsletter

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - J-PAL

Learn about J-PAL's new Firms sector, explore research on reducing on increasing school participation by lowering costs, enroll in the MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy courses...

Bundled Payments Initiative Shows Progress

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - HealthLeaders Media

HealthLeaders discusses the first-year review of a study led by J-PAL affiliate Amy Finkelstein to examine in changes in discharge to institutional post-acute care after lower extremity joint...

Here’s a Cheap Way to Fight Drug Misuse: Send Doctors a Sharp Letter

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - The New York Times

A blog post on The New York Times' "The Upshot" explores the findings of a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Adam Sacarny.

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...

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.

'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.