Monthly Archives: March 2015

Understanding heterogeneous treatment effect estimation using proof-by-Stata

Marc Bellemare asks whether splitting your sample by an observed covariate is a reasonable approach for estimating heterogeneity in treatment effects: To get a treatment heterogeneity, wouldn’t it be better to maintain your sample as is, but to interact your … Continue reading

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“Not-so-reluctant entrepreneurs” and other encouraging facts about economic growth in Africa

One of the best parts of Banerjee and Duflo’s Poor Economics is a chapter on “reluctant entrepreneurs” – people who own and manage their own businesses not because they want to, but because it’s the only source of income available … Continue reading

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My new job

People who know me personally already know this, but I figured I would put it up here in order to make it public: starting this fall I will be an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the … Continue reading

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