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Research relating to heterogeneity in treatment effects and generalizability:

“How Much Can We Generalize from Impact Evaluations?” (revise and resubmit at the Journal of the European Economics Association)

“The Trajectory of Specification Searching Across Disciplines and Methods” (revise and resubmit at the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics)

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

“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)

“Weighing Evidence: Which Attributes Matter?” with Aidan Coville (in progress)

Basic income:

Y Combinator Research’s Basic Income Study with David Broockman, Sarah Miller, and Elizabeth Rhodes (in progress)

Other development papers:

“How Often Should We Believe Positive Results? Assessing the Credibility of Research Findings in Development Economics” with Aidan Coville (under review)

Blog posts:

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

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

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

Other economics research:

“The Price of Moral Values” with Josh Tasoff and Emiliano Huet-Vaughn (in progress)

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

“Effective Strategies for Overcoming the Naturalistic Heuristic: Experimental Evidence on Consumer Acceptance of ‘Clean’ Meat” with Bobbie Macdonald (revising)
Description of treatment arms

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”