How Can Government Overcome COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy? Dr. Jake Bowers, November 29|30, 2021

Posted on Thursday, Nov 18, 2021
We present two studies arising from collaborations between the Rhode Island Department of Health and The Policy Lab @ Brown University to generate discussion of methods for causal inference in randomized and non-randomized studies. We present an adaptive randomized field experiment of SMS messages with roughly 160,000 people and a research design created by non-bipartite matching of about 3000 respondents to a series of surveys and associated sensitivity analysis of those results. We show some of the benefits that arise from collaborations between academics and governments as well as some of the challenges associated with such work. The results of both studies have informed policy discussions within the Rhode Island Department of Health. Academic papers based on both studies are currently under review. slides

Event information

Date: November 29, 2021 [US Central time] | November 30, 2021 [Taiwan]

Time: 20:00 - 22:00 [US Central time] | 10:00 - 12:00 [Taiwan]

Speaker: Jake Bowers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign