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June 2019 Newsletter

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - J-PAL

In our June 2019 newsletter, J-PAL affiliates' research on gender attitudes is featured in a new briefcase, J-PAL affiliate Paul Niehaus discusses unconditional cash transfers, and more.

Gujarat unveils India’s first emissions trading scheme to curb air pollution

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - Live Mint

J-PAL affiliates are conducting an evaluation of the Gujarat's government emissions trading program.

Can 'Nudge' Letters Cut Overprescribing of Psych Meds?

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - MedPage Today

Article features research by J-PAL affiliate Adam Sacarny, which evaluated the impact of strongly-worded peer comparison review letters sent to high prescribers of quetiapine on prescribing behavior...

Is technology key to improving global health and education, or just an expensive distraction?

Friday, May 31, 2019 - World Economic Forum

J-PAL affiliate Stefan Dercon discusses technology interventions on education and health.

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A quiet revolution: The case of primary education in Uttar Pradesh

Friday, May 31, 2019 - Ideas for India

Shobhini Mukerji, Executive Director of J-PAL South Asia, describes the shift brought to the state’s primary education system through the government's evidence-backed Graded Learning Programme.

EdNext Podcast: Giving Ed Tech a Chance to Shine

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Education Next

A new J-PAL study looks at the impact of a blended learning program on students in India who were not making progress in their local public schools because they were starting out so far behind the...

How not to get more women to work

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Live Mint

In communities where women face resistance to work, direct campaigns by employers to drive female employment may not be the best strategy, finds new study by J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran.

For breathable air: Environmental data transparency and Star Rating systems will improve air quality

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - The Times of India

J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone discusses how India can tackle air pollution.