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How Much Should We Trust Differences-in-Differences Estimates?
Most Difference-in-Difference (DD) papers rely on many years of data and focus on serially correlated outcomes. Yet almost all these papers ignore the bias in the estimated standard errors thatExpand
Schooling and Labor Market Consequences of School Construction in Indonesia: Evidence from an Unusual Policy Experiment
  • E. Duflo
  • Economics, Materials Science
  • 1 May 2000
Between 1973 and 1978, the Indonesian Government constructed over 61,000 primary schools throughout the country. This is one of the largest school construction programs on record. I evaluate theExpand
Double/Debiased Machine Learning for Treatment and Structural Parameters
We revisit the classic semiparametric problem of inference on a low dimensional parameter θ_0 in the presence of high-dimensional nuisance parameters η_0. We depart from the classical setting byExpand
The Diffusion of Microfinance
TLDR
The results suggest that a model of diffusion can distinguish information passing from endorsement effects, and that understanding the nature of transmission may be important in identifying the ideal places to inject information. Expand
How Much Should We Trust Differences-in-Differences Estimates?
Most Difference-in-Difference (DD) papers rely on many years of data and focus on serially correlated outcomes. Yet almost all these papers ignore the bias in the estimated standard errors thatExpand
The Economic Lives of the Poor
  • A. Banerjee, E. Duflo
  • Economics, Medicine
  • The journal of economic perspectives : a journal…
  • 1 December 2006
TLDR
Survey data is used from 13 countries to document the economic lives of the poor or the extremely poor and their patterns of consumption and income generation as well as their access to markets and publicly provided infrastructure. Expand
Growth Theory Through the Lens of Development Economics
  • Abhijit V. Banerjee, E. Duflo
  • Economics
  • 1 December 2004
Growth theory has traditionally assumed the existence of an aggregate production function, whose existence and properties are closely tied to the assumption of optimal resource allocation within eachExpand
The Miracle of Microfinance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation
Microcredit has spread extremely rapidly since its beginnings in the late 1970s, but whether and how much is helps the poor is the subject of intense debate. This paper reports on the …rst randomizedExpand
Inequality and Growth: What Can the Data Say?
This paper describes the correlations between inequality and the growth rates in cross-country data. Using non-parametric methods, we show that the growth rate is an inverted U-shaped function of netExpand
WOMEN AS POLICY MAKERS: EVIDENCE FROM A RANDOMIZED POLICY EXPERIMENT IN INDIA
This paper uses political reservations for women in India to study the impact of women's leadership on policy decisions. Since the mid-1990's, one third of Village Council head positions in IndiaExpand
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