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October 16 2008
3:30pm - 5:00pm, Cubberley Building, Conference Room 114

Howard Bloom
Chief Social Scientist, MDRC
Topic: Some New Empirical Guidance for Designing Cluster-Randomized Studies

Howard Bloom 

Bloom leads the development of experimental and quasi-experimental methods for estimating program impacts, working closely with staff to build these methods into their research. He came to MDRC in 1999, following 21 years of teaching research methods, program evaluation, and applied statistics at Harvard University and at New York University, where he received the Great Teacher Award in 1993. The author of numerous articles and several books, Bloom has been a principal investigator of four major randomized experiments: the National Job Training Partnership Act study, a 20,000-person evaluation conducted in 16 U.S. cities; the Earnings Supplement Project, an 8,000-person study conducted in five Canadian cities; the Texas Displaced Worker Study; and the Delaware Displaced Worker Study. Having earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Bloom holds a Master of City Planning, a Master of Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University


Paper to Present:

Issues in the Design of Group Randomized Studies: Assessing Two-Level Issues in the Design of Group Randomized Studies: Assessing Two-Level 2008-09-24 10:17:38