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dc.contributor.advisorCoull, Brent Andrew
dc.contributor.advisorOzonoff, Al
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Shira Arkin
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-07T00:36:24Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-06
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.citationMitchell, Shira Arkin. 2014. Capture-recapture Estimation for Conflict Data and Hierarchical Models for Program Impact Evaluation. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:11586en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12274610
dc.description.abstractA relatively recent increase in the popularity of evidence-based activism has created a higher demand for statisticians to work on human rights and economic development projects. The statistical challenges of revealing patterns of violence in armed conflict require efficient use of the data, and careful consideration of the implications of modeling decisions on estimates. Impact evaluation of a complex economic development project requires a careful consideration of causality and transparency to donors and beneficiaries. In this dissertation, I compare marginal and conditional models for capture recapture, and develop new hierarchical models that accommodate challenges in data from the armed conflict in Colombia, and more generally, in many other capture recapture settings. Additionally, I propose a study design for a non-randomized impact evaluation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP), to be carried out during my postdoctoral fellowship. The design includes small area estimation of baseline variables, propensity score matching, and hierarchical models for causal inference.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectStatisticsen_US
dc.subjectBiostatisticsen_US
dc.subjectBayesian statisticsen_US
dc.subjectCapture-recaptureen_US
dc.subjectCausal inferenceen_US
dc.subjectHierarchical modelsen_US
dc.subjectMultilevel modelsen_US
dc.subjectSurveysen_US
dc.titleCapture-recapture Estimation for Conflict Data and Hierarchical Models for Program Impact Evaluationen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorMitchell, Shira Arkin
dc.date.available2014-06-07T00:36:24Z
thesis.degree.date2014en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBiostatisticsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZaslavsky, Alanen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBlitzstein, Josephen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedMitchell, Shira Arkin


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