Meta-Analysis and Reproducibility in Economics Research

Allied Social Sciences Associations


January 8, 2017
8:00am to 10:15am
Chicago, IL

BIDS-BITTS Data Science Fellow Garret Christiansen organized a session on Meta-Analysis and Reproducibility in Economics Research at the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA) and American Economic Association (AEA) conference in Chicago, IL.


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Garret Christensen

Alumni - BIDS Data Science Fellow

Garret Christensen is a former BIDS Data Science Fellow, and a former research fellow with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), a program of the Center for Effective Global Action. He received his PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2011 and has since conducted research for the WASH Benefits public health randomized trial for Innovations for Poverty Action and Emory University and has taught economics at Swarthmore College. He is in interested in research transparency and reproducibility and questions of causal inference in labor and development economics, particularly with regard to child health and education programs in both developed and developing country settings. He has also run more than 50 ultramarathons and walked from border to border across the entire United States four complete times.

Edward Miguel

Oxfam Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

BIDS Senior Fellow Edward Miguel is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, the Faculty Director of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), and the Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 2000. His research focuses on African economic development, including work on the economic causes and consequences of violence; the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; interactions between health, education, environment, and productivity for the poor; and methods for transparency in social science research. He has conducted field work in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and India. Miguel earned S.B. degrees in both Economics and Mathematics from MIT, and received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow.