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Phylogenetic Tree Computation Tutorial

3 5/6/02 Frank Olken - PGA Phylogeny Tutorial 5 Similarity vs. Homology •Similar-sequences resemble one another •Homolog-sequences derived from common ancestor •Ortholog-homologous sequences within a species •Paralog-homologous sequences between species 5/6/02 Frank Olken - PGA Phylogeny ...

Corruption in Developing Countries 

1 Corruption in Developing Countries   Benjamin A. Olken, MIT Rohini Pande, Harvard University August 2011 ABSTRACT Recent years have seen a remarkable expansion in economists' ability to measure corruption.

Social Science Data Librarianship Curricula

Social Science Data Librarianship - A University Curriculum Frank Olken and Fredric Gey Jan. 11, 2006 v008 Abstract We describe a comprehensive curriculum for Social Science Data Librarianship to be incorporated into the graduate programs at major universities to offer a Master’s Degree with ...

Frank Olken

Sept. 11, 2008 OOR Talk to CENDI/NKOS, F. Olken 2 DISCLAIMER z Remarks, opinions, etc. about the Open Ontology Repository (OOR) Initiative are solely my own and do not reflect the position(s) of either Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory or the National Science Foundation.

Whole Genome Shotgun Sequencing Tutorial

2 8/10/01 Olken - PGA Talk 3 Problem Statement Human (and other mammalian) genomes are approx. 3 billion base pairs long Sequencing machines can generate sequences for fragments 500-600 bp long How sequence human/mouse genome, 500 bp at a time? 8/10/01 Olken - PGA Talk 4 Directed Sequencing ...

Instrumental Variables Response to Angrist and Imbens

Instrumental Variables Response to Angrist and Imbens James J. Heckman I. Introduction My 1997 JHR paper neither endorsed nor condemned the use of instrumental variables (IV) to estimate the parameters of economic models.

Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia

1 Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia Vivi Alatas, World Bank Abhijit Banerjee, MIT Rema Hanna, Harvard Kennedy School Benjamin A. Olken, MIT Julia Tobias, Stanford University May 2010 ABSTRACT In developing countries, identifying the poor for redistribution or ...

Aid Under Fire: Development Projects and Civil Conflict

For an assessment of the impact of Indonesia'sCDDprogram, called KDP, on local corruption and public goods provision, see Olken (2007); and (2010).

Monitoring Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in ...

reported in the working paper version of this paper (Olken 2005), I find that the effect of the audits is most pronounced for village heads who are up for reelection in the next two years, who would face the

Export Diversification and the Caribbean Basin Economic ...

No. 2008-09-E O FFICE OF E CONOMICS W ORKING P APER U.S. I NTERNATIONAL T RADE C OMMISSION Justino De La Cruz* U.S. International Trade Commission September 2008 *The author is with the Office of Economics of the U.S. International Trade Commission.