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Research


Causal inference:

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

“Specification Searching and Significance Inflation Across Time, Methods and Disciplines” (forthcoming at the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.)

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

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Basic income:

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

This is a large project in the U.S. that will test the impact of receiving $1,000/month, unconditionally, for 3 years. An older overview of the project can be found here. Researchers may contact privately for pre-analysis plans on any of the following topics (some of which may merge but which are currently envisaged as separate papers):

  • Employment, work quality, and job search
  • Time use
  • Income, expenditures, and financial health
  • Health outcomes
  • Cognitive outcomes
  • Material well-being
  • Subjective, psychological, and social well-being
  • Political and social attitudes
  • Children’s educational outcomes
  • Intrahousehold outcomes

Development economics:

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

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


Older papers