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April 2018 Research Newsletter

Friday, April 27, 2018 - J-PAL

Read up on new research from J-PAL affiliates on environmental regulation in India, productivity in Malawian labor markets, and more.

Abhijit Banerjee

SDGs: The people’s agenda?

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Ipsos MORI

J-PAL Director Abhijit Banerjee discusses various topics in development, including randomized evaluations on how to improve political participation.

Big Brains podcast examines truths and myths about U.S. health care system

Monday, April 23, 2018 - University of Chicago

J-PAL affiliate Katherine Baicker discusses her research on Medicaid.

Flyer promoting water conservation

Family dynamics and water conservation: Evidence from Zambia

Friday, April 20, 2018 - VoxDev

J-PAL affiliates Kelsey Jack and Seema Jayachandran discuss their research from Zambia which found that individuals put less effort into conserving water or energy at home when they share the...

Man entering public restroom

For Sustained Cleanliness, Cities Need Tested Sanitation Solutions

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - The Wire

J-PAL South Asia Senior Policy Manager Gautam Patel discusses an ongoing evaluation of an urban sanitation project in Odisha, India.

Aerial view of slum housing in Mexico

The audacity of hope: Poverty and aspirations

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - VoxDev

J-PAL affiliates discuss their research from Latin America which suggests that solely encouraging unattainable aspirations among poor households does not improve their welfare.

Street vendor in Chile selected for MEPS program

A puzzling success

Monday, April 16, 2018 - American Economic Association

The American Economic Association highlights affiliate Claudia Martínez and coauthors' paper on an entrepreneurship program in Chile.

Farmers in Kenya.

Infrequent payments as a saving device

Monday, April 9, 2018 - VoxDev

A randomized evaluation among dairy farmers in Kenya found high demand for infrequent payments as a saving mechanism