University of Reading, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Lecturer in Economics, University of Reading, UK
Micro-econometrics, labor economics, development economics
PhD Economics, Northwestern University, USA, 2008
“Partially identified treatment effects under imperfect compliance: The case of domestic violence.” Journal of the American Statistical Association 108:502 (2013): 504–513.
“Consumption and social identity: Evidence from India.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 83:3 (2012): 353–371 (with M. Khamis and N. Prakash).
“Tax evasion, minimum wage non-compliance and informality.” Research in Labor Economics 34 (2012): 1–53 (with A. Basu and N. Chau).
“Evidence of caste-based discrimination.” Labour Economics 18:S1 (2011): S146–S159.
How can we assess the policy effectiveness of randomized control trials when people don’t comply?Zahra Siddique, December 2014Randomized control trials (RCTs) have become increasingly important as an evidence-based method to evaluate interventions such as government programs and policy initiatives. Frequently, however, RCTs are characterized by “imperfect compliance,” in that not all the subjects who are randomly assigned to take a treatment choose to do so. This could result in a failure to identify the treatment effect, or the impact of the treatment on the population. However, useful information on treatment effectiveness can still be recovered by estimating “bounds,” or a range of values in which treatment effectiveness can lie.MoreLess