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Can Paying for a Health Problem as a Whole, Not Piece by Piece, Save Medicare Money?

Monday, September 17, 2018 - The New York Times

A study analyzing the first year of data from a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Amy Finkelstein found that bundled payments reduced the use of post-acute care by about three...

How to End the Cycle of Violence in Chicago

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - The New York Times

The New York Times explores a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Jens Ludwig to evaluate the effectiveness of a program designed to prevent youth violence and dropout in Chicago.

David Deming Named Winner of 2018 David K. Kershaw Award and Prize

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - Harvard Graduate School of Education

J-PAL affiliate David Deming has been selected to receive the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize from for his contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management in the areas of...

Study: Giving Out Cash in Uganda Helped After 4 Years. After 9 Years, Not So Much

Monday, September 10, 2018 - Vox

Vox discusses research conducted by J-PAL affiliate Chris Blattman on cash transfers in Uganda that suggests the grants acted more like a kick start than a lift out of poverty.

J-PAL North America announces new partnerships with three state and local governments

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - MIT News

MIT News discusses J-PAL North America’s new partnerships with three US state and local governments to evaluate promising solutions related to education, housing, and economic security.

Here’s a Cheap Way to Fight Drug Misuse: Send Doctors a Sharp Letter

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - The New York Times

A blog post on The New York Times' "The Upshot" explores the findings of a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Adam Sacarny.

September 2018 Newsletter

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - J-PAL

Learn about J-PAL's new Firms sector, explore research on reducing on increasing school participation by lowering costs, enroll in the MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy courses...

Bundled Payments Initiative Shows Progress

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - HealthLeaders Media

HealthLeaders discusses the first-year review of a study led by J-PAL affiliate Amy Finkelstein to examine in changes in discharge to institutional post-acute care after lower extremity joint...