Media Coverage
Freakonomics Radio
January 04, 2019

In an interview with Freakonomics, IPA founder Dean Karlan and James Choi discuss their work (completed with fellow researcher Gharad Bryan) on an IPA evaluation of a Christian health and livelihood training program in the Philippines. The study tested two versions of the program, one with and one without a religious messaging component. While only the latter raised incomes, it also reduced participants' perception of their relative economic status in their community.