Thursday, April 5, 2018
J-PAL North America’s new policy Briefcase summarizes evidence from randomized evaluations of summer youth employment programs in the United States, J-PAL welcomes four new affiliates, and more in our latest newsletter.
Friday, March 16, 2018
J-PAL affiliate Rebecca Dizon-Ross discusses her research from Malawi on providing parents with information on their children’s academic performance.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Catch up on research from J-PAL affiliates on the causal impacts of religiosity in the Philippines, the sustained impacts of cash transfers in Malawi, and more.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
A study by J-PAL affiliates on Pakistan’s civil servants showed that incentivizing officers with a posting of their own choice remarkably improved their performance.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
J-PAL director Abhijit Banerjee discusses the barriers to evidence-based policymaking.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - Financial Express
J-PAL affiliated researchers will estimate the impact of direct benefit transfers on farmers' power use in Punjab.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - MIT Spectrum
J-PAL's Government Partnership Initiative helps governments evaluate policies, scale up successful ones, and build an internal culture of evidence-informed decision making.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - LiveMint
Research by J-PAL affiliates found that improvements to the method for transferring public benefits in India reduced program expenditure by 24%.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - Marketplace
J-PAL affiliate Damon Jones finds that workplace wellness programs did not change employee behavior or cut their healthcare spending.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - The Indian Express
J-PAL affiliates will evaluate the impact of a program by the Punjab government that incentivises efficient tubewell power use and checks groundwater depletion.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Chicago Booth Review
A discussion of the US tax code cites evidence by J-PAL affiliate Day Manoli which found that mailing a notice with a simplified worksheet significantly boosted take-up of the Earned Income Tax...
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - India Today
J-PAL South Asia and affiliated researchers will evaluate the impact of replacing subsidized power for farmers with a direct benefit transfer system.