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The labor market returns to “stackable credentials (with Kelli Bird and Ben Castleman)
  • Evaluating the labor market returns to individuals who “stack” credentials in Virginia
  • Partner agencies: Virginia Community College System
  • Job Market Paper
  • Press: UVAToday

    Text Nudging for Improved Course Performance (with Lindsay Page, Tyler Walsh, and Eric Smith)
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of academic chatbots in introductory college courses
  • Partner agencies: Georgia State University
  • Pre-registered at REES, Registry ID: 8160.1v1

    Lessons from the library: Improving youth library engagement (with Ben Castleman, Alice Choe, and Ariel Kalil)
  • Developing and evaluating interventions to nudge book returns, fine repayment, and youth/family engagement with library services
  • Partner agencies: Brooklyn Public Library
  • Funding: The Heckscher Foundation
  • Press: The Brooklyn Public Library Already Knows How to Get Books Back Without Fines, Next City
  • Press: How behavioral science could get people back into public libraries, FastCompany

    Using Natural Language Processing to Investigate Treatment Variation in Education: Evidence from a Large-Scale College Advising Field Experiment (with Brian Kim and Alice Choe)
  • Leveraging student/advisor text message interaction data from the Nudges to the Finish Line RCT to document variance in sentiment and topic modeling across advising pairs and the effect of that variation on treatment response

    Eyes on the Virtual Prize: The Impact of Goal Setting on Virtual Learning Engagement (with Carycruz Bueno)
  • Examining the effect of goal-setting interventions and targeted reminders on students' engagement with virtual learning

    Reducing SNAP benefit churn (with Susanna Loeb)
  • Applying behavioral science insights to reduce SNAP “churn” (temporary benefits lapse) through proactive outreach and process simplification
  • Partner agencies: Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
  • Funding: J-PAL North America, State and Local Initiatives