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Causal Design Business Development Internship

Position: Business Development Intern Deadline to Apply: May 10, 2021 (11:55p EDT) Applicable Term: Summer 2021 (May – September 2021; dates flexible), Full-Time Stipend: $1,000 per month Location: Denver, Colorado Description: Causal Design is seeking candidates for the upcoming summer to assist with support for its Denver Office. The Business Development Intern can expect to […]

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Causal Design Summer Fellow

Deadline to Apply: March 17, 2021 (11:55p EDT) Applicable Term: Summer 2021 (May – August 2021) Stipend: $500 per month Location: Remote Description: Causal Design is seeking candidates for the upcoming summer to assist with support for its Phnom Penh Cambodia office. Summer Fellows can expect to work closely with Causal Design staff to deliver […]

Can Cash Transfers Drive Economic Recovery in Conflict-driven Crises?: Experimental Evidence from Iraq – Cash Consortium for Iraq

Armed conflict and other situations of violence can lead to changes in both the formal and informal economic systems in any given country or region. These changes often create what scholars call a “war economy.” In the short term, the consequences of conflict include human casualties and the physical destruction of assets and infrastructure. In […]

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Grad Fellow Notes: Creating Professional Tables with Latex and Stata

Many users of Stata looking to visualize statistics opt to output results into MS Excel via commands like -tabout-, -putexcel-, and -outreg-. While Excel offers an intuitive and comprehensive way to create summary tables, it lacks the professionalism of tables commonly found in published journal articles. These tables can be created using Latex, and fortunately, many Stata packages have Latex functionality. This article is a tutorial on how to use Stata’s -tabout- command to create publishable and client-ready tables in Latex. It assumes the reader has a good grasp of Stata and -tabout-, but no knowledge of Latex. The tutorial is not intended to teach general Latex, but only enough Latex to take advantage of Stata’s output commands.

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Mobile Phone Surveys Work! Maybe?

It looks like the folks over at CDG have been digging into the effectiveness of cell-phone based surveys in poor countries.  We have used a couple of these platforms including the one used in their study (Voto).  Bottom Line Up Front: It looks like this works better than most of us thought. Read their full […]