Jake Bowers (http://jakebowers.org) is an associate professor of political science and statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is Methods Director for the Evidence in Government and Politics network (http://egap.org) and co-founder of Research4Impact (http://r4impact.org) and the Causal Inference for Social Impact Lab (https://casbs.stanford.edu/programs/causal-inference-social-impact-lab). He worked on behavioral science approaches to evidence-based public policy in the US Federal Government as a Fellow on the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (http://sbst.gov) and Office of Evaluation Sciences (http://oes.gsa.gov), and in the state and local government as a Senior Scientist with The Policy Lab (http://thepolicylab.brown.edu). His research in applied statistics and political methodology focuses on questions about statistical inference for causal effects in randomized experiments and observational studies. He has collaborated in the study of behavior and attitude change in studies of geographic perceptions in Canada and the UK, taxation in Malawi, media effects in Nigeria, attitudes towards marijuana use in Uruguay, and political participation in the USA.