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New governors can create vital policies by following the evidence

In a world with limited resources, the agenda setting process to achieve policy goals requires making difficult decisions about which programs to invest in. To ensure resources are spent on programs that actually work, new governors should rely on evidence. Evidence from randomized evaluations can...

Summer jobs for youth pay off

When the topic of the achievement gap comes up, the conversation invariably veers to all the out-of-school factors facing low-income students and students of color that are correlated with poorer outcomes on academic performance, high school graduation, and other measures. New research evidence...

January 2023 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's January newsletter features the scientific director transition and a new partner blog with Bridget Mercier, J-PAL North America Policy and Training Manager.

October 2022 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's October 2022 newsletter features blog posts on inclusive language at J-PAL; rigorous research in maternal health; and our Associate Directors of Policy and Research

Stanford University to study foreign agricultural worker program in WA

Use of the H-2A program, where agricultural employers hire foreign workers seasonally when they cannot find enough local labor, has skyrocketed since the turn of the millennium. Yakima County had 8,000 such workers October 2021 and June 2022. Researchers from Stanford University and the Washington...

MIT Professor says the pandemic exposed the need to update U.S. government technology

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NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with MIT economics professor David Autor about how outdated U.S. government technology contributed to fraud in pandemic aid, like the Paycheck Protection Program.

The fading American Dream in numbers, and what you can do about it

The fading of the ‘American Dream’–along with similar ideals in other developed nations–reflects a fundamental change in the American economy, argued renowned economist Raj Chetty, in a presentation using big data to pinpoint causes and put forward possible solutions.

Is Hybrid Work Doomed?

Stanford University professor Nicholas Bloom joins the show to talk about how the hybrid work revolution is going, and how the weakened connection between work and home continues to change where Americans live, how they travel, how they spend their time, how they raise their kids, and even how much...