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causal inference
Northwestern University and Duke University are holding our “main” week-long workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference – our 10th annual workshop — at Duke University in Raleigh-Durham.  We invite you to attend.  Our apologies for the length of this message. Main Workshop:  Monday – Friday, August 12-16, 2019 We will also be holding an “Advanced” Workshop the following...
Northwestern University and Duke University are holding our “main” week-long workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference – our ninth annual workshop — at Northwestern Law School in downtown Chicago.  We invite you to attend.  Our apologies for the length of this message.   Main Workshop:  Monday – Friday, June 18-22, 2018   We will also...
Does ‘compulsory volunteering’ affect subsequent behavior? Evidence from a natural experiment in Canada This paper estimates the impact of ‘compulsory volunteerism’ for adolescents on subsequent volunteer behavior exploiting the introduction of a mandatory community service program for high school (HS) students in Ontario, Canada. We use difference-in-differences approach with a large longitudinal dataset. Our estimates...
And then the other shoe dropped: Last week, UM announced that new pledges and donations in December — a key month for university fundraising — fell $6 million, a decrease of roughly 31 percent. Only the Columbia branch, where the protests took place, suffered these losses. No other UM branch experienced declines. http://www.realclearpolicy.com/blog/2016/03/02/who_fired_melissa_click_free_markets__1572.html
I attended this several years ago, and it was one of the best training experiences I’ve had: http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/workshops/annual-summer-workshops/cluster-randomized-trials/ You will learn about much more than just RCTs.
With Raudenbush and Bryk at Stanford. I’m taking it right now, here is the agenda: https://www.sree.org/courses/2015/hlm/pages/download/agenda.pdf It sounds like they will be teaching it in the future.
What is “broken windows“? The broken windows theory is a criminological theory of the norm-setting and signaling effect of urban disorder and vandalism on additional crime and anti-social behavior. The theory states that maintaining and monitoring urban environments to prevent small crimes such as vandalism, public drinking and toll-jumping helps to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crimes from happening. The theory...
Are the benefits of moderate drinking a myth? A full review of the relevant epidemiological literature on moderate drinking is beyond the scope of this document. However, an initial scan leaves me reasonably confident that tax increases save lives in the long run too. The reasons: No randomized trials have checked on the benefits of...
Interesting paper, especially the results. We study the economic effects of religious practices in the context of the observance of Ramadan fasting, one of the central tenets of Islam. To establish causality, we exploit variation in the length of daily fasting due to the interaction between the rotating Islamic calendar and a country’s latitude. We...
A workshop on better quasi-experimental design and analysis will take place at Northwestern University from Monday, August 3rd to Friday, August 14th. The workshop is for faculty from all disciplines who have an interest in causal research in education, though some advanced graduate students working with quasi-experimental data are also welcome. This two-week workshop will...
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