Adrien Bouguen

Adrien Bouguen
Santa Clara University | SCU · Department of Economics

Phd

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Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
Santa Clara University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2018 - present
University of California, Berkeley
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • I work on Long-Term Impact of Cash and Child Health program with Td Miguel, Craig McIntosh and Prashant Bharadwaj.
October 2015 - December 2018
Universität Mannheim
Position
  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (26)
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Recent empirical research has shown that improving socio-emotional skills such as grit, conscientiousness and self-control leads to higher academic achievement and better life outcomes. However, both theoretical and empirical works have raised concerns about the reliability of the different methods used to measure socio-emotional skills. We compare...
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In most of Sub-Saharan Africa, agricultural extension models have become more decentralized and participatory and thus rely on effective farmer-to-farmer learning, while increasingly including nontraditional forms of education. At the same time, agricultural technologies become more complex and are now often promoted as integrated packages, which a...
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This article provides experimental evidence of the impact of a four-year inter-vention aimed at developing students’ growth mindset and internal locus ofcontrol in disadvantaged middle schools. We find a 0.07 standard deviationincrease in GPA, associated with a change in students’ mindset, improved be-havior as reported by teachers and school regis...
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Recent empirical research has shown that improving non-cognitive skills such as grit, conscientiousness and self-control leads to higher academic achievement and better life outcomes. These findings have motivated the creation of educational programs targeting non-cognitive skills around the world. However, both theoretical and empirical works have...
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We assess evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on long-run economic productivity and living standards in poor countries. We first document that several studies estimate large positive long-run impacts, but that relatively few existing RCTs have been evaluated over the long run. We next present evidence from a systematic survey of exist...
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This study adapts BRAC's ultra-poverty program to focus on child nutrition, household food security and resilience, and evaluates its impact in two regions of Burkina Faso. In our study, we test the hypothesis that a targeted cash transfer, asset transfer, and nutrition-focused project can transform the early childhood environment to reduce poverty...
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Substantial work has demonstrated that early nutrition and home environments, including the degree to which children receive cognitive stimulation and emotional support from parents, play a profound role in influencing early childhood development. Yet, less work has documented the joint influences of parenting and nutritional status on child develo...
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This study analyzes the relative contributions of parenting and nutritional status to wealth gradients in early cognitive and socioemotional development in a low-income country. Wealth gradients in executive function, language, and early numeracy develop differently over time. Parenting and nutritional status account for a significant portion of...
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We assess evidence from randomized control trials (RCTs) on long-run economic productivity and living standards in poor countries. We first document that several studies estimate large positive long-run impacts, but that relatively few existing RCTs have been evaluated over the long-run. We next present evidence from a systematic survey of existing...
Technical Report
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This policy brief presents the results of the most methodologically robust studies that estimate the impact of a reduction in class size on the student achievement and longer-run outcomes. Contrary to an idea that persisted for a long time, the effects are high, if they are compared with those of other educational policies conducted on a large scal...
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Interventions targeting early childhood development hold promise for increasing human capital and reducing the intergenerational transmission of poverty. This paper presents results from a randomized evaluation of a preschool construction program in Cambodia, and suggests caution. The overall impact of the program on early childhood outcomes was sm...
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Random Assignment as a Method for Evaluating Public Policy Public policy evaluation suffers from a causal inference problem that affects intuitive methods such as simple before-after comparison or beneficiary-non-beneficiary comparison. By comparing results obtained from two randomly selected groups before policy implementation, randomisation provi...
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Adapting instruction to the specific needs of each student is a promising strategy to improve overall academic achievement. In this article, I study the impact of an intensive teacher training program on reading skills offered to kindergarten teachers in France. The program modifies the lesson content and encourages teachers to adapt instruction to...
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Interventions targeting early childhood development, such as investment in preschools, are often seen as promising mechanisms to increase human capital and to reduce the intergenerational transmission of poverty and inequality. This paper presents results from a randomized evaluation of a large scale preschool construction program in Cambodia, and...
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Ce document se base sur l'analyse des données collectées dans le cadre d'un stage d'été destiné à des élèves de grande section de maternelle dotés de compétences orales très faibles sur le plan de la conscience phonologique. Le dispositif permet d'organiser l'enseignement en petits groupes d'environ cinq élèves, de niveaux homogènes et dont la comp...
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Scaling up Early Child Development services has the potential to increase child cognitive and socio-emotional development and promote school readiness. This study evaluates three alternative scaled-up approaches to increasing the access to ECD: formal preschools, community preschools, and home-based services. The results highlight the importance of...

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This study adapts BRAC’s ultra-poverty program to focus on child nutrition, household food security and resilience, and evaluates its impact in two regions of Burkina Faso. In our study, we test the hypothesis that a targeted cash transfer, asset transfer, and nutrition-focused project can transform the early childhood environment to reduce poverty and malnutrition. We expect to test whether the program has effects on poverty and productivity as well as children’s anemia level, stunting and, after two years of program implementation, young children’s cognition. This cluster randomized-control trial also seeks to assess the independent contributions of assets and nutrition interventions, potential spillover of such policy on other individuals in the village and the cost-effectiveness of such policies in the long-run. The target populations are ultra-poor and poor households with a breastfeeding/pregnant or malnourished child under 5 years old. Villages were first randomly assigned to treatment and control branch (43 in control) and second, treatment villages were assigned to either unconditional cash transfer (T1), a cash and asset transfer branch (T2), or a cash, asset transfer as well as a nutritional focused interventions (T3)
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The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) proposes to develop a database of randomized intervention studies (RCTs) for which long-term follow-up could generate new and valuable insights for development decision-makers. For each study, a team of faculty and postdoctoral researchers will evaluate logistical feasibility and generate estimates of statistical power and costs for follow-up data collection. Feasibility of long-term follow-up will be assessed through in-depth analysis of original data, interviews with study investigators, evaluation of original study design (including sampling strategy), and review of existing administrative data for potential identifiers.
Archived project
Early phonological awareness is a recognized strategy to improve reading skills yet modifying teacher practices to include more phonological content is a challenge. This project aims at studying how teacher practices can effectively be modified in order to improve early children literacy performance