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Quantitative Methods Research

Journal Articles

Aronow, Peter M. & Cyrus Samii. (2017). “Estimating Average Causal Effects Under General Interference.” Annals of Applied Statistics (forthcoming). [arxiv]

Samii, Cyrus; Laura Paler & Sarah Daly. (2017). “Retrospective Causal Inference with Machine Learning Ensembles: An Application to Anti-Recidivism Policies in Colombia.” Political Analysis (forthcoming). [pre-print] [data & code]

Bisbee, James; Rajeev Dehejia; Cristian Pop-Eleches & Cyrus Samii. (2017). “Local Instruments, Global Extrapolation: External Validity of the Labor Supply-Fertility Local Average Treatment Effect.” Journal of Labor Economics (forthcoming). [NBER]

Samii, Cyrus. (2016). “Causal Empiricism in Quantitative Research.” Journal of Politics 78(3):941–955. [pre-print] [data]

Aronow, Peter M. & Cyrus Samii. (2016). “Does Regression Produce Representative Estimates of Causal Effects?” American Journal of Political Science 60 (1):250-267. [pre-print] [data & code] [erratum]

Aronow, Peter M.; Cyrus Samii & Valentina Assenova. (2015). “Cluster Robust Variance Estimation for Dyadic Data.” Political Analysis 23 (4): 564-577. [pre-print] [data & code]

Aronow, Peter M. & Cyrus Samii. (2013). “Conservative Variance Estimation for Sampling Designs with Zero Pairwise Inclusion Probabilities.” Survey Methodology 39(1):231-241. [pre-print] [supplement]

Samii, Cyrus & Peter M Aronow. (2012). “On Equivalencies Between Design-Based and Regression-Based Variance Estimators for Randomized Experiments” Statistics and Probability Letters 82(2):365-370. [pdf]

Software and Other Publications

Samii, Cyrus. (2012). “Review of Steven K. Thompson, Sampling, Third Edition.” Journal of Official Statistics 28(3):466-468.

Aronow, Peter M. & Cyrus Samii. (2012). “ri: R package for performing randomization-based inference for experiments.” R package version 0.9. http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ri/.

Samii, Cyrus. (2011). “Missing Data.” In Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo Molino, eds., International Encyclopedia of Political Science. Thousand Oaks: Sage. [link]

Working Papers

Aronow, Peter M. & Cyrus Samii (2017). “Estimating Spatial Effects.”

Dehejia, Rajeev; Cristian Pop-Eleches & Cyrus Samii. (2017). “From Local to Global: External Validity in a Fertility Natural Experiment.” Submitted. [NBER]

Aronow, Peter M. & Cyrus Samii. (2012). “Balance Testing for Generalized Treatment Regimes.”

Samii, Cyrus. (2011). “Weighting and Augmented Weighting for Causal Inference with Missing Data: New Directions.”

Kristensen, Ida; Cyrus Samii & Gregory Wawro. (2011). “On the Use of Fixed Effects Estimators for Time Series Cross Section Data.” [pdf]

Political Economy and Behavioral Research

Journal Articles

Mvukiyehe, Eric & Cyrus Samii. (2017). “Promoting Democracy in Fragile States: Insights from a Field Experiment in Liberia.” World Development (forthcoming).

Carnegie, Allison & Cyrus Samii. (2017). “International Institutions and Political Liberalization: Evidence from the World Bank Loans Program.” British Journal of Political Science (forthcoming).

Ditlmann, Ruth; Cyrus Samii & Thomas Zeitzoff. (2017). “Addressing Violent Inter-Group Conflict from the Bottom Up?” Social Issues and Policy Review (forthcoming).

Ditlmann, Ruth & Cyrus Samii. (2016). “Does Intergroup Contact Affect In-group Dynamics? Insights from a Field Study with Jewish and Arab-Palestinian Youth in Israel.” Peace and Conflict (forthcoming).

Lawry, Steven; Cyrus Samii, Ruth Hall, Aaron Leopold, Donna Hornby & Farai Mtero. (2016). “The Impact of Property Rights Interventions on Investment and Agricultural Productivity in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review.” Journal of Development Effectiveness DOI: 10.1080/19439342.2016.1160947. [pdf]

King, Elisabeth & Cyrus Samii. (2014). “Fast Track Institution Building in Conflict Affected Countries? Insights from Recent Field Experiments.” World Development 64:740-754. [ungated link]

Gilligan, Michael, Benjamin Pasquale & Cyrus Samii. (2014). “Civil War and Social Cohesion: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence from Nepal.” American Journal of Political Science 58(3):604-619. [pre-print] [supplement] [data]

Samii, Cyrus. (2013). “Perils or Promise of Ethnic Integration: Evidence from a Hard Case in Burundi.” American Political Science Review 107(3):558-573. [pre-print] [data]

Samii, Cyrus. (2013). “Who Wants to Forgive and Forget? Transitional Justice Preferences in Post-war Burundi.” Journal of Peace Research 50(2):219-233. [pre-print] [data]

Gilligan, Michael, Eric Mvukiyehe & Cyrus Samii. (2013). “Reintegrating Rebels into Civilian Life: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Burundi.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 57(4):598-626. [pdf] [data]

King, Elisabeth, Cyrus Samii, & Birte Snilstveit. (2010). “Interventions to Promote Social Cohesion in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Journal of Development Effectiveness. 2(3):336-370, 2010. [pdf]

Other Publications

Samii, Cyrus. (2014). “Military Integration in Burundi.” In Roy Licklider, Ed. New Armies from Old: Military Integration after Civil War. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. [pre-print]

Sidhu, WPS, Busra Asif & Cyrus Samii, Eds. (2006). Kashmir: New Voices, New Approaches. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers. [link]

Samii, Cyrus. (2006). “Seizing the Moment in Kashmir.” SAIS Review 26(1):65-78. [link]

Samii, Cyrus. (2006). “Conclusion: Managing Nuclear Threats After Iraq.” In WPS Sidhu & Ramesh Thakur, eds., Arms Control After Iraq. Tokyo: UN University Press, 2006.

Cockayne, James & Cyrus Samii. (2006). “UN Reform: Structural and Normative Challenges,” with James Cockayne. In Ramesh Thakur & WPS Sidhu, eds., The Iraq Crisis and World Order. Tokyo: UN University Press.

Sidhu, WPS & Cyrus Samii. (2003). “Strengthening Regional Approaches to Peace Operations,” with W.P.S. Sidhu. In Michael Pugh & WPS Sidhu, eds., The UN and Regional Security: Europe and Beyond. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.

Working Papers

King, Elisabeth & Cyrus Samii. (2016). “Minorities and Mistrust: On the Adoption of Ethnic Recognition to Manage Conflict.” Submitted.

Samii, Cyrus & Emily West. (2016). “Repressed Productive Potential and Revolt: Insights from an Insurgency in Burundi.” Submitted.

Daly, Sarah Zukerman; Laura Paler & Cyrus Samii. (2016). “Wartime Networks and the Social Logic of Crime.” Submitted.

Gilligan, Michael J, Prabin Khadka & Cyrus Samii. (2016). “Insurgent Organization and Social Incentives: Evidence from Nepal’s Maoists.”

Henn, Soeren; Laura Paler; Wilson Prichard; Cyrus Samii & Raul Sanchez de la Sierra. (2016). “On the Mechanics of Kleptocratic States: Administrators’ Power, Protectors, and Taxpayers’ False Confessions.” Pre-analysis plan.

Aaronson, Daniel; Rajeev Dehejia; Andrew Jordan; Cristian Pop-Eleches; Cyrus Samii & Karl Schulz. (2016). “The Effect of Fertility on Labor Supply over the Last Two Centuries.”

Mvukiyehe, Eric & Cyrus Samii. (2012). “Does Peacekeeping Work from the Bottom Up? Negative Evidence from Liberia.”

Commissioned Policy Reports

Paler, Laura; Wilson Prichard, Cyrus Samii & Raul Sanchez de la Sierra. (2016). Survey on Total Tax Burden in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. London: UKAID/DFID.

Burde, Dana; Joel Middleton & Cyrus Samii. (2016). The Assessment of Learning Outcomes and Social Effects of Community-Based Education: A Randomized Field Experiment in Afghanistan, Phase One Outcomes Report. New York: Steinhardt School, New York University. [PDF]

Burde, Dana; Joel Middleton & Cyrus Samii. (2016). The Assessment of Learning Outcomes and Social Effects of Community-Based Education: A Randomized Field Experiment in Afghanistan, Baseline Report. New York: Steinhardt School, New York University. [PDF]

Paler, Laura; Cyrus Samii, Matthew Lisiecki & Adrian Morel. (2015). Social and Environmental Effects of the Community Rangers Program in Aceh. Washington and Jakarta: The World Bank. [PDF] [appendix]

Samii, Cyrus; Matthew Lisiecki, Parahsar Kulkarni, Laura Paler & Larry Chavis. (2014). “Effects of Payments for Environmental Services and Decentralized Forest Management on Deforestation and Poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review.” International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, Campbell Collaboration International Development, and Collaboration for Environmental Evidence Systematic Reviews 10(10 & 11). [link: PES] [link: DFM]

Lawry, Steven; Cyrus Samii, Ruth Hall, Aaron Leopold, Donna Hornby & Farai Mtero. (2013). “The Impact of Property Rights Interventions on Investment and Agricultural Productivity in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review.” International Initiative for Impact Evaluation and Campbell Collaboration International Development Systematic Reviews 10(1). [link]

Samii, Cyrus; Annette Brown & Monika Kulma. (2012). “Evaluating Stabilization Interventions.” International Initative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) White Paper. [PDF]

Samii, Cyrus. (2012). “Evaluation.” In Adam Smith & Arthur Boutellis, Eds. The Management Handbook: A Practical Guide for Managers in UN Field Missions. New York: International Peace Institute. [pre-print]

Mvukiyehe, Eric & Cyrus Samii. (2010). “Quantitative Impact Evaluation of the United Nations Mission in Liberia” (with Eric Mvukiyehe). Submitted to UN Office for Internal Oversight Services, February 2010. [report] [appendix]

Mvukiyehe, Eric & Cyrus Samii. (2009). “Laying a Foundation for Peace? Micro-Impacts of Peacekeeping in Cote d’Ivoire.” Submitted to UN Office for Internal Oversight Services, September 2009. [PDF] [appendix]

Samii, Cyrus. (2009). “Who Wants to Forgive and Forget?: Civilian Attitudes Toward Post-conflict Justice and Truth in Burundi.” Report submitted to actors and agencies engaged in the Burundi transitional justice public consultations process. April 2009. [english] [french]

Bartoli, Andrea & Cyrus Samii. (2006). Review of UN Capacities for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (contributor). Basis of Report of Secretary-General, UN document A/60/891, July 2006.

Samii, Cyrus. (2005). “Developing Peace Partnerships in Africa.” Backgrounder and report for International Peace Institute, Vienna Seminar on Peacekeeping Operations. [backgrounder] [PD]

Samii, Cyrus. (2004). “Peace Operations in Africa.” Report for International Peace Institute, Vienna Seminar on Peacekeeping Operations. [PDF]

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