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Education Lab and Crime Lab researchers release NBER working paper on cognitive behavioral therapy

The paper, "Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago," was released through the working paper series of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Authors of the study include Crime Lab director, Jens Ludwig; Crime Lab co-director Harold Pollack; Education Lab co-director Jonathan Guryan; and Crime Lab affiliates Sara Heller and Sendhil Mullainathan.

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University of Chicago announces Urban Labs initiative

The University of Chicago announced on March 9, 2015 that it is creating a new network of five Urban Labs to address some of the world’s most daunting urban problems and help realize the promise of cities in an era of global urbanization.

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The Crime Lab and the Urban Education Lab, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and Get In Chicago announce the Chicago Design Competition

The University of Chicago Crime Lab and Urban Education Lab, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, has launched the Chicago Design Competition to fund promising ideas to improve the lives of youth at elevated risk for violence. One or more winning entries will receive up to $1 million each in funding support.

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Urban Education Lab and Crime Lab release new report on current large-scale study of Match Education's high-intensity math tutoring program

Read the full paper, published online by the Northwestern University Institute of Policy Research. Co-author Jonathan Guryan, a faculty fellow at the Institute, is also Co-Director of the UChicago Urban Education Lab.

Read the Urban Education Lab and Crime Lab's brief on the results.

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