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January 2019 newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Read a letter from our Executive Director, Iqbal Dhaliwal; learn about government partnerships in Latin America, and hear from affiliate Rohini Pande on furthering the status of women in economics in...

State and local governments invited to apply for support to develop rigorous evaluations

State and local governments invited to apply for support to develop rigorous evaluations

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - MIT News

MIT’s J-PAL North America will provide funding and support to help selected partners test urgent and important policy questions. Read the full article in MIT News.

Harvard economist Raj Chetty elected 2019 Fellow of Prestigious Society

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - India Abroad

J-PAL affiliate Raj Chetty has been selected as one of the five 2019 Fellows of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished academic...

Reforming agriculture: When power is worth saving

Reforming agriculture: When power is worth saving

Friday, January 4, 2019 - The Indian Express

In collaboration with J-PAL, the government of Punjab has rolled out a promising scheme that pays farmers for consuming less electricity and water. Read the full story in The Indian Express.

Tailoring the Charter School Population

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - US News & World Report

New research by J-PAL affiliate Peter Bergman indicates that students with behavior problems, low achievement or special needs are sometimes not encouraged to apply to charter schools.

It’s hard to design good policies. This simple idea can help governments do it

Friday, December 21, 2018 - Vox

Making it someone’s job to use evidence-based thinking in government could yield big benefits. Read the full article in Vox.

Charter school classroom

Charter Schools More Likely to Ignore Special Education Applicants, Study Finds

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - Education Week

Charter schools are less likely to respond to application inquiries from parents of students with severe disabilities, according to new research from J-PAL affiliate Peter Bergman. Read the full blog...

December 2018 newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, December 13, 2018

In J-PAL's 2018 newsletter, read our new report on creating a culture of evidence use, learn about the new European Social Inclusion Initiative, and browse open positions in research, policy, and...