- PhD Candidate in Political Science
- Department of Political Science
- Institution for Social and Policy Studies
- Yale University
icsw R package to estimate average treatment effects under non-compliance using inverse compliance score weighting
The Economic Record, 2018, 94(306): 223–238.
Australia's Northern Territory Emergency Response and subsequent School Enrolment and Attendance Measure (SEAM) credibly threatened to remove welfare benefits from Indigenous families if their children failed to attend school regularly. A difference‐in‐difference analysis of participation rates in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy shows a substantial increase in participation rates the year after SEAM was implemented. However, administrators rarely carried out the threatened sanctions, and these initial gains largely dissipated in subsequent years. This unique episode illustrates the limited scope for promoting Indigenous school participation through conditional cash penalties.
The Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2018, 72(2): 223–224.
We read with interest the article by Linden et al that claims to provide evidence to support the safety of omitting a pelvic examination in women with a confirmed intrauterine pregnancy. In light of previous studies questioning the utility of the pelvic examination, this trial addresses a critical question for patients with threatened abortion. We commend the authors for conducting the largest randomized trial on pelvic examinations to date, but several methodological issues raise questions about whether clinicians can make reliable inferences from this study.
Last updated September 16, 2019.