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Study: Left to devices, you can learn to save money

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Washington University in St. Louis

A randomized evaluation in Pakistan found that defaulting employees into a mobile money-based savings wallet increased their participation by 40 percentage points.

Economics and Mosquito Nets

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - BBC World Service

J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo discusses the importance of RCT research with BBC News.

June 2018 Newsletter

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - J-PAL

J-PAL's new publication reviews evidence on reducing adolescent pregnancy, a MicroMasters student shares his experience, and more in this month's newsletter.

How Do We Know If Ed Tech Even Works?

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Education Week

J-PAL affiliates Phil Oreopoulos and Tom Kane, along with Britt Neuhaus of the Overdeck Family Foundation, argue that education leaders must commit to rigorous evaluation of edtech products before...

Four lessons for personalised learning

Friday, June 1, 2018 - GovInsider

J-PAL affiliated researchers found that a computer-based adaptive learning platform increased test scores for students in India.

May 2018 Research Newsletter

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - J-PAL

Learn about new research from J-PAL affiliates, from dispute resolution in Liberia to consulting services in Mexico.

Money for nothing: the truth about universal basic income

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Nature

J-PAL affiliate Tavneet Suri discusses her research on universal basic income with Give Directly in Kenya.

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The entertaining way to behavioural change: Fighting HIV with MTV in Nigeria

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - VoxDev

Evidence from J-PAL affiliates' research in Nigeria suggests that TV shows can promote safer sexual practices mainly through learning, rather than social conformity.