Conference advances use of data and evaluation in policymaking | MIT News

Government leaders, social service providers, and leading scholars gathered for the second conference of J-PAL North America’s State and Local Innovation Initiative.

J-PAL North America • mit
March 7, 2018 ~5 min

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A deep dive into the effects of trade | MIT News

MIT economist David Atkin looks beneath the surface of global commerce.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 4, 2018 ~8 min

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J-PAL North America launches education technology innovation competition | MIT News

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab initiative aims to help U.S. education leaders identify technology-based solutions to key challenges in education.

J-PAL North America • mit
Jan. 26, 2018 ~4 min

 poverty  funding  economics  policy  social-sciences  research  education-teaching-academics  grants  shass  contests-and-academic-competitions  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

J-PAL North America calls for proposals from governments and health care organizations | MIT News

MIT research center aims to support state and local governments and health care organizations in testing innovative approaches to address pressing policy challenges.

J-PAL North America • mit
Dec. 6, 2017 ~4 min

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When castes collide | MIT News

PhD student Matt Lowe uses cricket tournaments to explore caste interactions in rural India and whether the popular sport can help bridge class divides.

Kate Telma | MISTI • mit
July 20, 2017 ~9 min

 economics  india  research  students  graduate-postdoctoral  international-initiatives  developing-countries  misti  sports-and-fitness  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

Study: Preschoolers learn from math games — to a point | MIT News

Games found to improve conceptual math skills, but gains may not carry over to primary school.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 6, 2017 ~7 min

 mathematics  economics  india  k-12-education  education-teaching-academics  developing-countries  stem-education  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

Why do some neighborhoods improve? | MIT News

Density of highly educated residents, rather than income or housing costs, predicts revitalization.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
July 6, 2017 ~6 min

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J-PAL North America partners with local governments to tackle homelessness and reduce incarceration | MIT News

Selected cities and counties will receive funding and technical support from J-PAL to test innovative strategies in the fight against poverty.

J-PAL North America • mit
June 30, 2017 ~8 min

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How J-PAL thinks globally and acts locally | MIT News

Can an antipoverty program work in different settings? A new report presents a user’s guide to a tough issue.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 28, 2017 ~9 min

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Stopping the revolving prison door | MIT News

J-PAL North America tests innovative strategies to reduce recidivism and help inmates transition back to society.

J-PAL North America • mit
May 10, 2017 ~7 min

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