In our Q&A with J-PAL affiliate Paul Niehaus, he describes his work with GiveDirectly, the nonprofit he co-founded: “We will be running the first large-scale, long-term randomized evaluation of a universal basic income. This is an idea with tremendous resonance and controversy right now, and sadly, there is very little evidence on the basic questions. I think it could end up being among the most important things we do.”
In this year's Richard T. Ely lecture at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting, J-PAL Director Esther Duflo took an in depth look at economists' role in the policy-making process. Watch the full lecture recording here.
J-PAL South Asia is launching the Cash Transfers for Child Health (CaTCH) Initiative to fill a gap in research on methods for improving children’s health outcomes. The CaTCH Initiative will help generate rigorous policy-relevant evidence on the design and delivery of unconditional and conditional cash transfer programs to improve program effectiveness.
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J-PAL North America at MIT is working to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why. To address the complex causes and consequences of poverty, their work spans a range of sectors including health care, housing, criminal justice, education, and labor markets.
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