Evidence about Evidence-based Policy Making

Faculty Member: 

Proposal Description:

The last few decades saw a big push toward “evidence-based policy making,” resulting in large-scale initiatives and projects such as those mentioned here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence-based_policing
There is little meta-evidence, however, about whether any of such evidence-based-policy movements resulted in any improvement in any important outcome.
In this project, we attempt to provide such meta-evidence about evidence-based policy making.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

This project involves econometric/statistical and empirical aspects. I am looking for an RA to help with any aspect the RA is interested in. An ideal candidate is somebody who has done coursework in econometrics/statistics (especially causal inference) and empirical microeconomics (especially development, education, health, labor, public). Please attach a transcript with your application. Including a writing sample would be a plus though not required.

Project Type: 
Economics Predoctoral RA
Project Type Year: 
2018 Economics Predoctoral Projects