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Amy Finkelstein wins MacArthur Award

Amy Finkelstein, Lisa Parks win 2018 MacArthur Fellowships

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - MIT News

Amy Finkelstein, a J-PAL affiliate and Professor of Economics at MIT, has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, colloquially known as the “genius grant.”

Can ‘Nudges’ Makes Students Study More? Maybe Someday

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - Inside Higher Ed

A study conducted by J-PAL affiliate Phil Oreopoulos shows how how scholars can measure impact (or lack thereof) of educational interventions.

Detailed Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

Monday, October 1, 2018 - New York Times

How to Tap Skilled Managers in Villages Where Chiefs Still Rule

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - Insights by Stanford Business

J-PAL affiliate Katherine Casey and other researchers set out to study two different approaches to development in rural communities led by lifelong chiefs in Sierra Leone.

How to Cut Poverty Now

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - The New York Times

A column in The New York Times’ Opinion Today newsletter discusses a study conducted by a J-PAL affiliate on the effects of an Earned Income Tax Credit program that increased the benefit for workers...

New learning opportunities for displaced persons

Friday, September 21, 2018 - MIT News

The MIT Refugee Action Hub is now accepting applications for the second offering of the Certificate Program in Computer and Data Science, offered in partnership with J-PAL and the MITx MicroMasters...

The case for investing in children has never been stronger

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Pacific Standard

An article in the Pacific Standard discusses federal spending on programs for children and examines a study conducted by J-PAL affiliates on long-term effects of the Moving to Opportunity housing...

Can Paying for a Health Problem as a Whole, Not Piece by Piece, Save Medicare Money?

Monday, September 17, 2018 - The New York Times

A study analyzing the first year of data from a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Amy Finkelstein found that bundled payments reduced the use of post-acute care by about three...