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Can Summer Jobs Reduce Violent Crime?

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - Foundation for Economic Education

Article features research by J-PAL affiliate on the effect of summer jobs on reducing youth engagement on violent crime in the US.

India air pollution: Will Gujarat's 'cap and trade' programme work?

Friday, July 12, 2019 - BBC News

Article discusses J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone's evaluation of Gujarat's environmental program.

July 2019 Newsletter

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - J-PAL

In our July 2019 newsletter, we announce our first class of blended master's students, welcome seven new affiliates, and more.

Among India's working poor, sobriety may boost savings

Friday, June 21, 2019 -

Trying to stay sober does not change the earnings of some workers—but it does increase the amount of money they save, according to an J-PAL affiliate's field experiment about low-income workers in...

How Co-Impact Collaborates for Change

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - Penta

Article describes the collaboration between J-PAL, Co-Impact, and Pratham and their efforts for expanding Teaching at the Right Level in Africa.

Can banks play a role in improving resilience to climate change?

Monday, June 17, 2019 - International Banker

J-PAL affiliate Dean Karlan discusses the role of financial-service providers (FSPs) in improving resilience to climate change.

How an Indianapolis-area church erased $2 million in medical debt for Hoosier families

Monday, June 17, 2019 - IndyStar

Article discusses the context around J-PAL NA's funded project, which measures the impact of medical debt forgiveness on financial outcomes in the United States.

Economist Pascaline Dupas named director of the Stanford King Center on Global Development

Friday, June 7, 2019 - Stanford News

J-PAL affiliate Pascaline Dupas has been named director of the Stanford King Center on Global Development.