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Economics Nobel prize won by academics for tackling poverty

Monday, October 14, 2019 - The Guardian

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer ‘dramatically improved’ practical solutions. Read the full article on The Guardian. 

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Behavioral Economics Could Increase Obamacare Enrollment and Stabilize Markets

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - UCLA Anderson Review

J-PAL affiliate Wesley Yin and his colleagues have recently completed a randomized evaluation on interventions used to combat the frictions in the take-up of health insurance in California.

October 2019 Newsletter

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - J-PAL

In our October 2019 newsletter, teaching at the right level to improve learning, new J-PAL affiliates, a new platform for datasets from randomized evaluations and more.

Release: Government of Haryana partners with J-PAL South Asia to improve health care through data analytics

Thursday, September 26, 2019

On September 11, 2019, The National Health Mission (NHM), Government of Haryana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to...

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First in pollution control: how Surat industries will trade particulate matter

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Indian Express

Following a J-PAL evaluation, the Gujarat government launched what is being described as the world’s first market for trading in particulate matter emissions. Read more at Indian Express.

Are the urban poor sleep deprived?

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - The New Indian Express

The study conducted by Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and supported by the State government, which primarily focused on the potential impact of poor living conditions on sleep, found evidence...

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A market for emissions, with incentives to cut pollution

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - The Hindu

In June this year, Gujarat unveiled the country’s first emissions trading scheme to encourage and incentivise industrial units to cut air pollution, designed through a collaboration with J-PAL, EPIC...

Artificial Intelligence Only Goes So Far In Today’s Economy, Says MIT Study

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Forbes

A recent report from the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future looked at AI as part of a broad range of changes sweeping the employment scene and workplace. Read the full article on Forbes.