The 2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science have been announced!

With these awards The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences recognizes senior researchers who have led improvements in science education and junior researchers who have advanced transparency through their work.

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PacDev 2018 Call for Papers
The 2018 Pacific Development Conference (PacDev) will be held at the University of California, Davis on March 10. For more information and how to apply to present a paper, see here.

EASST Policy and Partnerships Grants
This blog post describes Kizito Omala's work with the Ugandan Ministry of Education and J-PAL Africa, through an EASST Policy and Partnerships Grant, to explore whether JPAL’s Teach at the Right Level (TaRL) program can be effectively scaled-up in the country. 

A new working paper on an ATAI-funded study in Ethiopia, co-authored by CEGA Affiliate Craig McIntosh, evaluates the impacts of a combined rainfall-indexed insurance and loan product on use of agricultural inputs.

Meredith Fowlie & Catherine Wolfram in Bloomberg
Research by CEGA affiliates was recently featured in Bloomberg Businessweek. Their study shows that automatic enrollment in variable pricing plans decreased energy use at peak hours.

In October, Financial Express showcased research by CEGA affiliate Karthik Muralidharan and co-authors. The experiment demonstrated that personalized technology-aided after-school instruction improved learning outcomes.