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

BIDS Data Science Fellow Alumni

Garret Christensen is 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, Department of Economics

Edward Miguel is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics and faculty director of the Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 2000.

Ted Miguel's 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; and interactions between health, education, environment, and productivity for the poor. His current research studies long-term impacts of child health investments, transparency methods in social science research, and links between extreme climate and violent conflict. He has conducted fieldwork in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and India.

He has written two books: Africa's Turn? (MIT Press, 2009) and, with Ray Fisman, Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations (Princeton University Press, 2008), which has been translated into 10 languages.