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November 2017 Newsletter

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - J-PAL

This month's newsletter announces the blended master's degree combining online learning with a semester at MIT, shares a blog series on increasing girls' school participation, and more.

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Incentivising technology adoption in Pakistani firms

Monday, November 6, 2017 - VoxDev

New technologies can drive economic development, but adoption of these technologies is often slow. Researchers investigated the role of organizational innovations in technology adoption.

Election day gathering

Want Young People to Vote? Maybe Throw Them a Literal Party

Monday, November 6, 2017 - Vice

J-PAL affiliate Donald Green discusses his research on how election day festivals can improve voter turn-out.

Study planned on sleep patterns of urban poor

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - The Hindu

The Hindu covers J-PAL South Asia's partnership with the government of Tamil Nadu, including a study on improving sleep for the urban poor.

Girls in school uniforms sit at their desks

Small costs, big impact: How a $6 uniform can change a girl’s future

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - ONE Blog

J-PAL Policy Associate Meagan Neal discusses a randomized evaluation which found that providing a free uniform to girls in Kenya had a huge impact on their school participation.

How to get India’s macroeconomic, microeconomic policies right

Monday, October 30, 2017 - The Financial Express

The Financial Express covers J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan's research on the impact of educational software.

Dense urban housing seen from aerial view

Achieving the American Dream may depend on where you live

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - PBS News Hour

J-PAL affiliates Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren discuss their research from the Moving to Opportunity project with the PBS News Hour.

Girls at school in India

The Exemplar Effect

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - The Indian Express

J-PAL South Asia Research Associate Aditi Bhowmick discusses evidence from randomized evaluations on bridging the gender gap in schools.