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Worms: Identifying Impacts on Education and Health in the Presence of Treatment Externalities

Anaemia in Schoolchildren in Eight Countries in Africa and AsiaPublished PaperHealthEducation and Human Capital2001
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Deworming and Development: Asking the Right Questions, Asking the Questions RightPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2009
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Anemia and School ParticipationPublished PaperHealthEducation and Human Capital2006
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Epidemiology of Single and Multiple Species of Helminth Infections Among School Children in Busia District, KenyaPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human Capital2000
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Health, Education, and Economic DevelopmentBook ChapterAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human CapitalOther2005
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Twenty Year Economic Impacts of DewormingPublished PaperEducation and Human CapitalHealth2021
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Spillover effects on health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic reviewPublished PaperHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2017
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Using RCTs to Estimate Long-Run Impacts in Development EconomicsPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2019
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Economics of Mass Deworming ProgramsBook ChapterAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human Capital2017
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Impacts and Determinants of Health Levels in Low-Income CountriesPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2017
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Should the WHO withdraw support for mass deworming?Published PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2017
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Commentary: Assessing long-run deworming impacts on education and economic outcomes: a comment on Jullien, Sinclair and Garner (2016)Published PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2017
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Does Mass Deworming Affect Child Nutrition? Meta-analysis, Cost-effectiveness, and Statistical PowerWorking PaperHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2016
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Worms at work: Long-run impacts of a child health investmentPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2016
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Tracking, Attrition and Data Quality in the Kenyan Life Panel Survey Round 1 (KLPS-1)Working PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2008
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Methodologies to Evaluate Early Childhood Development ProgramsPublished PaperHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2007
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The case for mass treatment of intestinal helminths in endemic areasPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2015
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Commentary: Deworming externalities and schooling impacts in Kenya: a comment on Aiken et al. (2015) and Davey et al. (2015)Published PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human CapitalResearch Methodology2015
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When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass DewormingPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human Capital2015
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The Illusion of SustainabilityPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human Capital2007
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Orphans and Schooling in Africa: A Longitudinal AnalysisPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentHealthEducation and Human Capital2007
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Africa’s Turn?
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Economic Gangsters
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Master of Development Practice (MDP) Special Lecture SeriesUC BerkeleyNovember 13, 2014
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Fifth Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM-DEV) 2014San Jose, CADecember 5, 2014
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Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations (Microsoft)Mountain View, CA, USAOctober 23, 2008
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Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations (Google)Mountain View, CA, USAJanuary 30, 2009
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Identification and the Identity of Development Economics: Non-random Thoughts on the Use of Randomized ExperimentsDavis, CA, USAMarch 17, 2007
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Worm Wars: A Review of the Reanalysis of Miguel and Kremer’s Deworming StudyWorld Bank
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India Launches Campaigns Against Two Neglected DiseasesHumanosphere
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An Emerging Deworming ControversyA View from the Cave Blog
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Food for the Hungry Sees Incredible Success with De-worming Children in BurundiFood Digital
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Random ActsSlate Magazine
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Public-service Awards Honor those who ‘Honor this Institution’UC Berkeley News Center
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Poverty Under the MicroscopeThe Chronicle of Higher Education
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A Promising Study on the Long-term Effects of DewormingGiveWell
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Deworming Improves Child Cognition. Eventually.The World Bank
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Deworming the World for Better Schools, Brighter FuturesWorld Economic Forum
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In India, a Small Pill, with Positive Side EffectsNew York Times: Opinionator Blog
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Shining Light on a Neglected DiseaseChicago Tribune, by Hoyt Bleakley and Miriam Wasserman
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Free MoneyBoston Globe
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Getting Smart on AidNew York Times, by Nicholas D. Kristof
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Making Economics Relevant AgainNew York Times
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Field Trials Aim to Tackle PovertyNature
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World Bank Challenged: Are Poor Really Helped?New York Times
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Attack of the WormsNew York Times, by Nicholas D. Kristof
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Deworming Pill For Kids Linked To Better Wages When They Grow UpNPR
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Could Giving Kids A 50-Cent Pill Massively Boost Their Income Years Later?NPR
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What worms can teach us about the AI apocalypseUnHerd
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The story of a trio’s experiments with developmentLiveMint
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UC Berkeley professor’s work contributes to Nobel prize-winning researchThe Daily Californian
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Esther Duflo and women in economicsBBC
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This year’s Nobel prizes prompt soul-searching among economistsThe Economist
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The Nobel Winners in Economics Are On the Right TrackForeign Policy
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Meta-analyses were supposed to end scientific debates. Often, they only cause more controversyScience
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Ten Reasons Not to Measure Impact – and What to Do InsteadStanford Social Innovation Review
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Chris Blattman on Chickens, Cash, and Development EconomicsEconTalk
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Kenya Example: How Re-Analyzing Scientific Research Data Can Change The FindingsScience 2.0
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Borges y el avance de los experimentalistas en economíaOye Borges
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What Has Been Learned from the Deworming Replications: A Nonpartisan ViewMacartan Humphreys
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The author of a contentious study on deworming finally speaks outVox
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Is it worth treating everyone who might get worms?British Broadcasting Corporation
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What are the economic benefits of mass deworming of children?World Economic Forum
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Mass deworming: (Still) a best buy for international developmentVox EU
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Deworming: What’s the deal here?DevEx
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How to debunk a studyThe Economist
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Deworming: An informed debate requires a careful look at the dataInnovations for Poverty Action
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Economic data is not always about numbersGulf News
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Worming a way to the hard factsBusiness Day Live
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Worming our way to the truthTimHarford.com
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Explainer: Where were you in the #wormwars?The Guardian
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Good science gone wrong?The Berkeley Blog
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Can deworming treatments at Kenyan schools cut absenteeism?World Economic Forum
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Mapping the Worm Wars: What the Public Should Take Away from the Scientific Debate about Mass DewormingCenter for Global Development
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Replication research promotes open discourse3ie Impact - Evidence Matters
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Study throws doubt on education benefit of deworming childrenYahoo News
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Why you can’t trust journalismFusion
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Half of biomedical research studies don’t stand up to scrutiny – and what we need to do about thatThe Conversation
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This academic debate about worms has an important lesson for the future of global povertyVox
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Scientists Are Hoarding Data And It’s Ruining Medical ResearchThe Governance Lab @ NYU
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Worm Wars – Vox SentencesVox
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New deworming reanalyses and Cochrane reviewThe GiveWell Blog
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Worm wars – The fight tearing apart the global health community, explainedVox
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Worm Wars – A Review of the Reanalysis of Miguel and Kremer’s Deworming StudyWorld Bank Development Impact Blog
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Worms Win, Kids Lose? Our Statement.Evidence Action
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The positive impact of deworming in Kenyan schools: the evidence untangledThe Conversation
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Dear journalists and policymakers: What you need to know about the Worm WarsChris Blattman Blog
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Scientists Are Hoarding Data And It’s Ruining Medical ResearchBuzzfeed News
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Are deworming programmes beneficial?Cochrane
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New research debunks merits of global deworming programmesThe Guardian
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How re-analysing the data of scientific research can change the findingsThe Conversation
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Educational Benefits of Deworming Children Questioned by Re-analysis of Flagship StudyCochrane
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Doing Good ScientificallyHarvard Magazine
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Evidence for spending millions on deworming schoolchildren is inadequate, report saysThe British Medical Journal
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The scientific case for deworming childrenThomson Reuters Foundation
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