Research Projects

A Selection of Projects with Primary Data Collection

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Helping Students Learn at Home

Helping Students Learn at Home

I conduct a cluster-randomized trial to study the effectiveness of a large-scale effort to avert learning loss, and potential complementarities of home-based learning solutions with schools’ prior exposure to educational technology.

Learning by Doing?

Learning by Doing?

We conducted a cluster-randomized trial to study the effects of an innovative program in Karnataka, India, that promotes activity-based learning through teacher training, community engagement, and additional inputs.

Long-Term Impacts of Alternative Approaches to Increase Schooling

Long-Term Impacts of Alternative Approaches to Increase Schooling

This randomized trial investigates the long-term effects of a primary school scholarship program in rural Cambodia, nine years after program inception.

The Learning Lab

The Learning Lab

Using a computer-assisted learning software in India, we ran rapid-cycle randomized evaluations that shed light on the merits of intuitively appealing yet largely untested educational strategies.

Do Students Benefit from Blended Instruction?

Do Students Benefit from Blended Instruction?

This experimental study investigate the causal impact of a statewide program, which provides teachers with resources and training to blend their instruction with video-based learning materials.

Changes – Mixed-methods evidence on determinants of shifts in teaching behaviors among Zambia’s public-school teachers

Changes – Mixed-methods evidence on determinants of shifts in teaching behaviors among Zambia’s public-school teachers

We conduct 78 in-depth interviews with education personnel in Zambia’s public schools and combine thematic coding with unsupervised machine learning to explore determinants of changes in teachers’ instructional practices.