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Research relating to heterogeneity in treatment effects and generalizability:

“How Much Can We Generalize from Impact Evaluations?” (under review)

“The Trajectory of Specification Searching Across Disciplines and Methods” (under review)

“How Much Can Impact Evaluations Inform Policy Decisions?” (revising)

“Extrapolating Treatment Functions” with Rajeev Dehejia, Cristian Pop-Eleches, and Cyrus Samii (in progress)

“Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in Impact Evaluation”
American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 105(5): 467–470.

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Coverage of research on this theme:

Blog posts and talks:


“How Do Policymakers Update?” with Aidan Coville (in progress)

“How To Improve Policymakers’ Decision-Making” with Aidan Coville (in progress)

Other development papers:

“Challenges in Changing Social Norms: Evidence from Interventions Targeting Child Marriage in Ethiopia” with Vinci Chow (revising)

“Should We Accept a Little Bit of Bias?” (in progress)

“How Often Should We Believe Positive Results?” with Aidan Coville (in progress)

“How Concerned Should We Be About Selection Bias, Hawthorne Effects and Retrospective Evaluations?” (under review)

Other economics research:

“The Impact of New Products on Ethical Beliefs” with Bobbie Macdonald (in progress)

“The Naturalistic Fallacy” with Bobbie Macdonald (in progress)

Older papers:

“Peacekeepers Help, Governments Hinder”

“Distortions in the Decision to Export in Developing Countries”

Mathematics master’s thesis: “Modelling Gaussian Fields and Geostatistical Data Using Gaussian Markov Random Fields”