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Mon, Jan 22, 2018, noon: Narayan Sastry

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Sara Heller

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor of Economics.

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Dr. Heller studies interventions to reduce crime and improve other life outcomes among disadvantaged youth. She uses large-scale experiments to isolate the causal effects of a variety of programs, including those promoting youth employment.

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Davis, Jonathan, and Sara Heller. 2017. "Using Causal Forests to Predict Treatment Heterogeneity: An Application to Summer Jobs." American Economic Review, 107(5): 546-550. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Heller, Sara. 2016. "Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago." Quarterly Journal of Economics, 132(1): 1-54. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Heller, Sara. 2014. "Summer jobs reduce violence among disadvantaged youth." Science, 346(6214): 1219-1223. DOI. Abstract.