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Connecting with Voters in a Time of Social Distancing

Research suggests a powerful way to get out the vote without having to canvas in person.

What the Ebola outbreak could teach us about how to contain the novel coronavirus

New study underscores the importance of public engagement and trust during health crises.

How You Can Protect Your Community, Not Just Your Own Health

J-PAL affiliates, Oeindrila Dube and Katherine Baicker, discuss how lessons learned from the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa can help respond to coronavirus.

March 2020 Newsletter

In our March 2020 newsletter, J-PAL's response to COVID-19, insights from existing research, media highlights and more.

COVID-19 off-cycle funding opportunities

These J-PAL initiatives are opening dedicated off-cycle rounds to fund research by J-PAL affiliates and invited researchers that will generate rapid, actionable insights that can help inform policy responses to the pandemic.

Challenges of Equitable Rapid Response Cash Payments

J-PAL affiliate Lisa Gennetian wrote an article discussing the challenges of disbursing cash to help people cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Working from home can make people more productive. Just not during a pandemic.

Co-Chair of J-PAL's Firms sector, Nicholas Bloom discusses his research on working from home and how this could affect productivity and mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

How to practice social distancing while helping the economy

J-PAL affiliate Dean Karlan discusses how to help the economy while practicing social distancing.