Leigh L. Linden

Publication Links

"Improving Reading Skills by Encouraging Children to Read in School: A Randomized Evaluation of the Sa Aklat Sisikat Program in the Philippines." Accepted. Journal of Human Resources. With Ama Baafra Abeberese and Todd Kumler.

"The Effects of 'Girl-Friendly' Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso." (2013) American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 5(3): 41-62. With Harounan Kazianga, Dan Levy, and Matt Sloan.

"Bringing Education to Afghan Girls: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Village-Based Schools." (2013) American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 5(3):27-40. With Dana Burde.

"Discrimination in Grading." (2012) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 4(4) : 146-68. With Rema Hanna.

“Grain Inflation: Identifying Agent Discretion in Response to a Conditional School Nutrition Program.” (2012) Journal of Development Economics. 99(1): 128-138. With Gauri Kartini Shastry.

“Improving the Design of Conditional Transfer Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Education Experiment in Colombia.” (2011) American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 3(2): 167-95. With Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Marianne Bertrand, and Francisco Perez.

"Estimates of the Impact of Crime Risk on Property Values from Megan's Laws." (2008) American Economic Review. 98(3):1103-27. With Jonah Rockoff.

"Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India." (2007) Quarterly Journal of Economics. 122(3): 1235-1264. With Abhijit Banerjee, Shawn Cole, and Esther Duflo.

"An Ordering Experiment." (2003) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 50(2):249-262. With A. Norman, M. Ahmed, J. Chou, K Fortson, C. Kurz, H. Lee, K. Meythaler, R. Rando, K. Sheppard, N. Tanzen, I. White, and M. Ziegler.

"Benefits and Costs of Adopting Usage-Based Pricing in a Subnetwork." (2001) Information Technology and Management. 2(2):175-191. With Alok Gupta (Minnesota), Dale O. Stahl (Texas), and Andres B. Whinston (Texas).

"Order: Human vs. Computer." (1997) in Computational Approaches to Economic Problems. (eds.) A. Whinston and B. Rusten. Kluiser Publisher. With A. Norman, G. Leonard, K. Meythaler, K. Murray, H. Newhouse, N. Tanzen, and M. Ziegler.

Working Paper Links

"Saving to Re-Enroll: A Randomized Evaluation of an Educational Commitment Savings Device in Uganda." With Dean Karlan.

"The Effects of School Libraries on Language Skills: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in India." Under Review. With Evan Borkum and Fang He.

"Achieving Academic Success After School: A Randomized Evaluation of the Higher Achievement Program." With Carla Herrera and Jean Baldwin Grossman.

"Private Partnerships to Create Rural Schools: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Pakistan." With Felipe Barrera-Osorio, David Blakeslee, Matthew Hoover, Dhushyanth Raju.

"How to Teach English in India: Testing the Relative Productivity of Instruction Methods within the Pratham English Language Education Program." With Fang He and Margaret MacLeod.

"A Better Way to Teach Children to Read? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trail." With Fang He and Margaret MacLeod.

"Complement or Substitute? The Effect of Technology on Student Achievement in India."

"Bridge Classes and Peer Networks among Out-of-School Children in India." With James Berry.

"The Effects of User Fee Reductions on Enrollment: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment." With Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Miguel Urquiola.

"The Use and Misuse of Computers in Education: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Language Arts Program." With Felipe Barrera-Osorio.

"Are Incumbents Always Advantaged? The Preference for Non-Incumbents in India."

“Could have been a Contender? The Effects of Limiting the Number of Candidates in Indian State Parliamentary Elections.”

Work in Progress

"The Returns to Vocational Training: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Mongolia." With Erica Field and Shing-Yi Wang.

"The Effects of Clear Property Rights: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of a Land Titling Program in Mongolia." With Erica Field and Shing-Yi Wang.

"Spin-the-Bottle: A Randomization Technique Best Left to Teenagers." With Felipe Barrera-Osorio, David Blakeslee, Matthew Hoover, Dhushyanth Raju.

"The Political Effects of Community-Based Schools: Evidence from Afghanistan." With Dana Burde.

"The Effects of Individualized Instruction: A Randomized Pilot Evaluation of the School of One." With Jonah Rockoff.

"Long-Term Effects of Girl-Friendly School Construction: Evaluation of the BRIGHT School Program in Burkina Faso." With Harounan Kazianga, Daniel Levy, and Mathew Sloan.