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Research relating to heterogeneity in treatment effects and generalizability:

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

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

“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:


Policymaking:

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

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


Basic income:

Y Combinator Research’s Basic Income Study with Elizabeth Rhodes, David Broockman, and Sarah Miller (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? Assessing the Credibility of Research Findings in Development Economics” with Aidan Coville

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


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 (in progress)

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


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”