2018 Working Papers

Working Paper Title



What is a Good School, and Can Parents Tell? Evidence on the Multidimensionality of School Output (WP-18-32)

Diether Beuermann, C. Kirabo Jackson, Laia Navarro-Sola, and Francisco Pardo

Testing, Stress, and Performance: How Students Respond Physiologically to High-Stakes Testing (WP-18-31)

Jennifer Heissel, Emma Adam, Jennifer Doleac, David Figlio, and Jonathan Meer

Do Children Benefit From Internet Access? Experimental Evidence From Peru (WP-18-30)

Ofer Malamud, Santiago Cueto, Julian Cristia, and Diether W. Beuermann

Long Time Out: Unemployment and Joblessness in Canada and the United States (WP-18-29)

Kory Kroft, Fabian Lange, Matthew Notowidigdo, and Matthew Tudball

Meta-Analysis of Field Experiments Shows Significantly More Racial Discrimination in Job Offers than in Callbacks (WP-18-28)

Lincoln Quillian, John Lee, and Mariana Oliver

Preferred Pharmacy Networks and Drug Costs (WP-18-27)

Amanda Starc and Ashley Swanson

Can Network Theory-Based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption? (WP-18-26)

Lori Beaman, Ariel Ben Yishay, Jeremy Magruder, and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Safety Net Investments in Children (WP-18-25)

Hilary W. Hoynes and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

Unlucky Cohorts: Estimating the Long-Term Effects of Entering a Labor Market in a Recession in Large-Cross Sectional Data Sets (WP-18-24)

Hannes Schwandt and Till M. von Wachter
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The Intersection of Racial and Partisan Discrimination: Evidence from a Correspondence Study of Four-Year Colleges (WP-18-23)

James Druckman and Richard Shafranek
climate The Evidence for Motivated Reasoning in Climate Change Preference Formation (WP-18-22) James Druckman and Mary McGrath
police car Good Cop, Bad Cop: Using Civilian Allegations to Predict Police Misconduct (WP-18-21) Kyle Rozema and Max Schanzenbach
question-marks.png The Lure of Incredible Certitude (WP-18-20) Charles F. Manski
woman-at-work.jpeg The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination (WP-18-19) Kerwin Kofi Charles, Jonathan Guryan, and Jessica Pan
pencils Do Parents Know Best? The Short and Long-Run Effects of Attending the Schools that Parents Prefer (WP-18-18) Diether Beuermann and Kirabo Jackson
gun-drugs.jpg Guns and Violence: The Enduring Impact of Crack Cocaine Markets on Young Black Males (WP-18-17) William Evans, Craig Garthwaite, and Timothy Moore
politics The Limits of Policy Feedback as a Party-Building Tool (WP-18-16) Daniel Galvin and Chloe Thurston
flu pandemic Fetal Shock or Selection? The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Human Capital Development (WP-18-15) Brian Beach, Joseph Ferrie, and Martin Saavedra
minimum-wage From Labor Law to Employment Law: The Changing Politics of Workers' Rights (WP-18-14) Daniel Galvin
boycott Do Private Politics Undermine Democratic Responsiveness? (WP-18-13) James Druckman and Julia Valdes
republican democrat What Do We Measure When We Measure Affective Partisanship? (WP-18-12) James Druckman and Matthew Levendusky
startup Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship (WP-18-11) Pierre Azoulay, Benjamin Jones, J. Daniel Kim, and Javier Miranda
census Balancing 2020 Census Cost and Accuracy: Consequences for Congressional Apportionment and Fund Allocations (WP-18-10) Zachary Seeskin and Bruce Spencer
loan Dangers of a Double-Bottom Line: A Poverty Targeting Experiment Misses Both Targets (WP-18-09) Dean Karlan, Adam Osman, and Jonathan Zinman
church Randomizing Religion: The Impact of Protestant Evangelism on Economic Outcomes (WP-18-08) Gharad Bryan, James Choi, and Dean Karlan
credit Measuring the Equilibrium Impacts of Credit: Evidence from the Indian Microfinance Crisis (WP-18-07) Emily Breza and Cynthia Kinnan
classroom The Effect of Education on Mortality and Health: Evidence from a Schooling Expansion in Romania (WP-18-06) Ofer Malamud, Andreea Mitrut, and Cristian Pop-Eleches
rupees Debt Traps? Market Vendors and Moneylender Debt in India and the Philippines (WP-18-05) Dean Karlan, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Benjamin Roth

Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan, Robert Darko Osei, Hannah Trachtman, and Christopher Udry


Amy Finkelstein and Matthew Notowidigdo


Kirabo Jackson, Cora Wigger, and Heyu Xiong


Kelsey Jack, Seema Jayachandran, and Sarojini Rao

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