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Pakistani economist Imran Rasul honoured with prestigious European award

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - The News

J-PAL affiliate Imran Rasul has been honoured with the prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics 2019.

Public disclosures help hold politicians accountable

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Qrius

Article featuring research by J-PAL affiliates, Abhijit Banerjee and Rohini Pande, which examined the effect that publicizing politicians’ records had on electoral results in the 2012 municipal...

Children in an outdoor classroom hold books.

Bridging the gap: Study suggests huge gains from tech-aided learning

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - The Financial Express

A new study conducted by J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan shows that the greater use of technology in pedagogy could deliver substantial gains.

A doctor with a stethoscope placed on a young man's back.

How social networks can stop TB from spreading

Monday, April 1, 2019 - Chicago Booth Review

In a study conducted in India, researchers find that patients already in treatment are more effective than health workers at persuading potential TB sufferers to get screened.

An illustration of a government building, two workers, and a checklist.

The Analytical Angle: Taking an experimental approach on civil service reform

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Dawn

J-PAL affiliates are working with the Excise and Taxation Department of Punjab on a series of studies which have yielded insights both on how to improve the civil service and how to approach reform...

Nuestros textos escolares: mirando más allá del papel

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - La Tecera

J-PAL affiliate Francisco Gallego talks about his evaluation on laptops-based school textbooks in Honduras.

MIT associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science Stefanie Jegelka standing in front of the classroom.

Women in Data Science conference unites global community of researchers and practitioners

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - MIT News

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society co-hosted WiDS Cambridge, a daylong conference connecting female data scientists, including J-PAL Director Esther Duflo, across academia and industry.

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4 Ways Workplace Automation can Help HR Teams Get Work Done Right

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - HR Technologist

An article about embracing automation in the workplace references a study by J-PAL affiliate Nicholas Bloom which suggested that working remotely increased the productivity and job satisfaction of...