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Harvard Kennedy School Professor Marcella Alsan Wins MacArthur Grant

J-PAL affiliate Marcella Alsan wins MacArthur Grant for her work in health disparities at the intersection of medicine and economics.

These Nobel Prize-winning economists explain why direct cash transfers are so vital to fighting poverty

J-PAL co-founders and Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee discuss the benefits of universal basic income and direct cash transfers at the Fast Company Innovation Festival.

As Community College Students Return to Class, Let's Help Them Graduate

J-PAL affiliate James Sullivan argues for greater investment in programs that increase community college completion and attention based on evidence from randomized evaluations.

What Research Says About the Best Way to Spend Money Now to Solve Homelessness Long-Term

Rohit Naimpally and Laina Sonterblum from J-PAL North America write about the evidence from randomized evaluations on countering homelessness and housing instability in the United States.

Schools Will Spend Millions on Tutoring This Year — Here’s How to Do It Right

Kimberly Dadisman from J-PAL North America writes about how evidence-based research can be used to improve the effectiveness of tutoring programs.

Who Discriminates in Hiring? A New Study Can Tell.

The New York Times writes about a study by J-PAL affiliates revealing new findings on discrimination in the US labor market based on the names on resumes.

Study finds physicians are effective messengers of Covid-19 information regardless of recipients’ race or political beliefs

A new large-scale randomized evaluation has found that messages delivered by physicians increased knowledge about Covid-19 and use of preventative health measures, like mask-wearing and social distancing, regardless of recipients’ race or political beliefs. This research shows that information...

Study finds physicians are widely effective messengers of Covid-19 information

A recent study by J-PAL affiliates explores how people's behavior in the light of Covid-19 can be influenced with accurate and clear information conveyed by trusted experts, such as physicians.