J-PAL Europe, which is based at the Paris School of Economics, works to improve the effectiveness of social policies and programs across Europe and in French-speaking Africa. We do this by conducting randomized evaluations, sharing policy lessons, and building evaluation capacity.
J-PAL Europe conducted a systematic literature review of impact evaluations measuring the effectiveness of job counseling programs for the long-term unemployed and those at risk in OECD countries. Read the review in French to learn about the evidence on job counseling.
If disadvantaged students lack information about their educational opportunities after high-school and the academic preparation they need to succeed in top universities, they may be less likely to apply to and attend these universities. Researchers tested the impact of a program that connected underprivileged high schools with higher education institutions to provide academic tutoring and support.
Researchers used data on lottery winners in Sweden to determine whether receiving an influx of cash affected the labor supply decisions of winners and their spouses. They found that lottery winners reduced their labor supply, suggesting that cash transfers can have an effect on labor market outcomes.
Marc Gurgand, J-PAL Europe Scientific Director, and Michael Rosholm (J-PAL, Aarhus University) edited a special edition of Labour Economics, one of the top economics journals in the field. This special edition is the result of a conference J-PAL Europe helped organize in September 2015.
There are 48 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 14 countries in Europe.
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- So many people were interested in our in-person Executive Education training that we turned it into a free, open online course. The latest run of the course, "Evaluating Social Programs," starts this week. Enroll now! https://www.edx.org/course/evaluating-social-programs-mitx-jpal101x-6 2 weeks 1 day ago.
- For our followers in Santiago, Chile! Interested in micro-entrepreneurship? Join our Latin America & Caribbean office next Wednesday, October 4, for a presentation from J-PAL affiliate Claudia Martinez. Sign up at https://j-p.al/2xCIx9N. 2 weeks 4 days ago.
- Want to run a randomized impact evaluation, but not sure where to start? Our *free* online course, "Evaluating Social Programs," starts Monday! Enroll now: https://www.edx.org/course/evaluating-social-programs-mitx-jpal101x-6 2 weeks 4 days ago.