J-PAL North America seeks partners to research homelessness

Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator will provide funding and technical assistance to help partners build evidence on strategies to reduce and prevent homelessness.

J-PAL North America • mit
Jan. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: poverty economics housing research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

In health care, does “hotspotting” make patients better?

Study shows no effect from program intended to reduce repeated hospitalizations by targeting high-cost patients.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health medicine economics aging health-care research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences sloan-school-of-management national-institutes-of-health-nih abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

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

New partners will work with J-PAL to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.

J-PAL North America • mit
Oct. 28, 2019 ~11 min

Tags: poverty funding economics policy research government school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

Using rigorous evaluation to reduce and prevent homelessness in North America

New J-PAL North America publication highlights how rigorous research can improve policies to help people access and maintain stable, affordable housing.

J-PAL North America • mit
Sept. 9, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: poverty economics housing research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

3Q: Hazel Sive on MIT-Africa | MIT News

Faculty director discusses the future of the initiative and Africa’s position as a global priority for the Institute.

Sarah McDonnell | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  africa  biology  research  school-of-science  global  education-teaching-academics  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  technology-and-society  international-initiatives  3-questions  whitehead-institute  misti  abdul-latif-jameel-world-education-lab-j-wel  international-relations  d-lab  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  mitx  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  esi

Empowering refugees worldwide by providing tools for social change | MIT News

New collaboration joins together MITx MicroMasters, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and MIT Refugee Action Hub.

Chuck Leddy | MIT Open Learning • mit
May 1, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  poverty  economics  data  online-learning  education-teaching-academics  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  technology-and-society  office-of-open-learning  analytics  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  micromasters

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

Tags:  cities  poverty  economics  policy  data  social-sciences  research  government  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  political-science  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

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

Tags:  poverty  development  economics  food  profile  social-sciences  india  research  egypt  mexico  faculty  developing-countries  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  pakistan

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

Tags:  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

Tags:  cities  poverty  funding  policy  health-care  social-sciences  research  government  political-science  grants  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

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