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April 2024 J-PAL LAC Quarterly Newsletter

This issue of J-PAL LAC's quarterly newsletter welcomes co-scientific director Jeanne Lafortune. It also presents interesting advances in government partnerships for the region, with events related to the Chilean and the Argentinian governments. Discover the latest updates on policy-relevant...

Jeanne Lafortune takes over as co-scientific director of J-PAL LAC

The Instituto de Economía UC congratulates J-PAL affiliate and UC Chile professor Jeanne Laforne as co-scientific director of J-PAL LAC. They interviewed her and shared some of her goals and priorities in the new role.

Academic from the UC Institute of Economics presents at the JPAL-LAC international seminar on school tutoring

The Instituto de Economía UC spotlights the J-PAL affiliate Michela Carlana (Harvard) and J-PAL LAC co-scientific director Francisco Gallego's participation in an international education seminar in Chile. They shared their experience with school tutoring. The seminar reflected on school tutoring as...

National and international evidence on school tutoring to close educational gaps

The UC Public Policy Center summarizes the international seminar on education "Closing educational gaps from UC: the experience of school tutoring" (Cerrando brechas educativas desde la UC: la experiencia de las tutorías escolares). J-PAL affiliated Michela Carlana and J-PAL LAC co-scientific...

A new class graduated from the Diploma in Impact Evaluation of Public Policies and Social Programs 2023

The Instituto de Economía UC highlights the graduation ceremony of the seventh cohort of the Diploma in Impact Evaluation of Public Programs and Policies that we organized together. Forty-one students from ten Latin American countries and one European country are now part of a vibrant network of...

J-PAL LAC 2023 Year Recap Newsletter

This special newsletter from J-PAL LAC celebrates J-PAL's 20th anniversary by highlighting the research center's most notable achievements in the region in the past year.

Here’s a realistic path to protecting the Amazon rainforest

As trees disappear, the Amazon’s ability to return moisture to the atmosphere declines, leading to less rainfall, higher temperatures and a dry forest. Unless levels of deforestation drop dramatically, this feedback loop could transform over half of the Amazon into savanna within decades.

October 2023 J-PAL LAC Quarterly Newsletter

The third issue of J-PAL LAC's quarterly newsletter highlights the CLEAR center for Latin America and the Caribbean, to be established at the Catholic University of Chile. Within UC, J-PAL LAC, together with the UC Public Policy Center and Mide UC, will support CLEAR-LAC to ensure its success...