Treatment Effects Using Inverse Probability Weighting and Contaminated Treatment Data: An Application to the Evaluation of a Government Female Sterilization Campaign in Peru
Evaluates the impact of a female sterilization campaign in Peru in the 1990s using a propensity score reweighting method that accounts for a contaminated treatment group problem.
Sep 26, 2016
Reverting to Informality: Unregistered Property Transactions and the Erosion of the Titling Reform in Peru
Exploits a natural experiment provided by the elimination of a registration system targeted to the poor in Peru to identify the effects of increasing the costs and complexity of registering property transactions in urban areas.
Sep 23, 2016
Improving Teaching Effectiveness: Impact on Student Outcomes: The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching Through 2013–2014
This report estimates the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative's effect on student outcomes through the 2013-2014 school year. The initiative guides personnel practices to give every student access to highly effective teachers.
Sep 7, 2016
Trends in Impact on Student Outcomes: The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching Through 2013–2014
Researchers evaluated the impact of key reform elements of Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching in three public school districts. This brief summarizes an interim evaluation report.
Sep 7, 2016
The author analyzes how unemployment insurance (UI) affects on-the-job search among older workers in the United States, allowing for job insecurity.
Aug 16, 2016
The Socioeconomic Effects of the Working Poor Moving to Permanent Dwellings: The Case of the Ashray Affordable Housing Pilot Project in India
RAND Corporation researchers assessed whether low-cost housing projects may help low-income workers and their families improve their living conditions while still allowing developers to recover their costs.
May 30, 2014
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Material Hardships Among Low-Income Households with Children
This study estimates the effects of participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on the risk of food as well as nonfood material hardships experienced by low-income households with children.
Dec 1, 2013
Describes pharmaceutical regulations in nineteen developed countries from 1992 to 2004 and analyzes how different regulations affect pharmaceutical revenues.
Jan 9, 2009
Investigates the effects on consumers of lowering U.S. pharmaceutical prices under various assumptions and finds that publicly financing price reductions, without affecting manufacturer prices, delivers benefits in virtually all plausible cases.
Jan 9, 2009
Discusses the effects of regulating drug prices in the United States in terms of the trade-off between benefiting the current generation (with lower prices) and benefiting future generations (with greater pharmaceutical innovation).
Dec 11, 2008