1. Slough, Tara and Scott A. Tyson. 2024. External Validity and Evidence Accumulation. Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press.

peer-reviewed articles

  1. Hanson, Rebecca, Dorothy Kronick, and Tara Slough. 2024. “Preaching to the Choir: A Problem of Participatory Interventions.” Conditionally accepted, Journal of Politics.
  2. Slough, Tara and Scott A. Tyson. 2024. "Sign-Congruence, External Validity, and Replication." Conditionally accepted, Political Analysis.
  3. Slough, Tara. 2024. “Bureaucratic Quality and Electoral Accountability.” Forthcoming, American Political Science Review.
    → Winner, 2022 Fiona McGillivray Award for Best Paper in Political Economy Presented at APSA 2021
  4. Slough, Tara. 2024. “Making a Difference: The Consequences of Electoral Experiments.” Forthcoming, Political Analysis.
    Previously titled: “The Ethics of Electoral Experimentation: Design-Based Recommendations.”
  5. Slough, Tara and Scott A. Tyson. 2023. “External Validity and Meta-Analysis.” American Journal of Political Science. 67(2): 440-455.
  6. Slough, Tara. 2023. ``Phantom Counterfactuals.’’ American Journal of Political Science. 67(1): 137-153.
    Previously titled: "On Theory and Identification: When and Why We Need Theory for Causal Identification."
  7. Blair, Graeme, Jeremy Weinstein, and 21 others. 2021. ``Does Community Policing Build Trust in Police and Reduce Crime? Evidence from Six Coordinated Field Experiments in the Global South.’’ Science. 374 (1098) eabd3446.
  8. Grossman, Guy and Tara Slough. 2022. “Government Responsiveness in Developing Countries.” Forthcoming, Annual Review of Political Science. 25: 131-153.
  9. Margalit, Yotam, Tara Slough, and Michael M. Ting. 2022. “After Defeat: Governing Party Response to Loss.” Forthcoming, Political Science Research and Methods. 10(4): 739-758.
  10. Slough, Tara, Daniel Rubenson, Ro’ee Levy, and 16 others. 2021. “Adoption of Community Monitoring Improves Common Pool Resource Management Across Contexts.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 118 (29) e2015367118.
  11. Slough, Tara, Jacob Kopas, and Johannes Urpelainen. “Satellite-based deforestation alerts with training and incentives for patrolling facilitate community monitoring in the Peruvian Amazon.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 118 (29) e2015171118.
  12. Slough, Tara and Christopher Fariss. 2021. "Misgovernance and Human Rights: The Case of Illegal Detention without Intent." American Journal of Political Science. 65(1): 148-165.
    → Winner, 2022 AJPS Best Paper Award for Best Article Published in 2021.
  13. Slough, Tara, Erin A. York, and Michael M. Ting. 2020. "A Dynamic Model of Primaries." Journal of Politics. 82(4): 148-165.

working papers

  1. Slough, Tara. 2024. “Squeaky Wheels and Inequality in Bureaucratic Service Provision.”
    Previously titled: "Bureaucrats Driving Inequality in Access: Experimental Evidence from Colombia.
  2. Slough, Tara. 2024. “Oversight, Capacity, and Inequality.”
  3. Golden, Miriam, Tara Slough, Alexandra Scacco, and 29 others. 2023. “Gathering, evaluating, and aggregating social scientific models of COVID-19 mortality.” R&R, Political Analysis.
  4. Fu, Jiawei and Tara Slough. 2024. "Heterogeneous Treatment Effects and Causal Mechanisms"
  5. Garbiras-Díaz, Natalia and Tara Slough. 2024. “The Limits of Decentralized Data Collection: Experimental Evidence from Colombia.”
  6. Arias, Eric, Rebecca Hanson, Dorothy Kronick, and Tara Slough. 2024. “Does Community Policing Work? Evidence from Medellín.” Chapter for Crime, Insecurity, and Community Policing. Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press.

other writings

policy reports

  1. Slough, Tara. 2018.“Midiendo el acceso a programas sociales en Colombia” (in Spanish). 2018. (Policy brief prepared with Max Mauermann and Innovations for Poverty Action.)
  2. Slough, Tara and Christopher Fariss. 2017. “Impact Evaluation of USAID Haiti PROJUSTICE Program Pretrial Detention Component.” Report for USAID.

blog posts/methods etc.

  1. Slough, Tara. 2020. "Learning from An Experiment: Bayesian Perspectives on Estimation and Testing." EGAP.
  2. Slough, Tara. 2019. “10 Things to Know about Measurement in Experiments.” EGAP Methods Guide.
  3. Slough, Tara. 2019. “10 Things to Know about Missing Data.” EGAP Methods Guide.
  4. Carnegie, Allison and Tara Slough. 2016. “The Promises and Pitfalls of Dyadic Data.” International Studies Quarterly Symposium.

peer-reviewed articles in other fields

  1. Peng, Kaiyan, Christian Parkinson, Andrea L. Bertozzi, Tara Slough, and Johannes Urpelainen. 2021. “Modeling illegal logging in Brazil.” Research in the Mathematical Sciences. 8(29).
  2. Slough, Tara, Johannes Urpelainen, and Joonseok Yang. 2015. “Light for All? Evaluating Brazil’s Rural Electrification Progress, 2000-2010.” Energy Policy, 86(C): 315-327.
  3. Shah, Kamal, Tara Slough, P. Teresa Yeh, Athanase Kiromera, Suave Gombwa, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Maria Oden. 2013. “Electronic Medical Records System for Palliative Care in Low-Resource Settings.” BioMed Central Palliative Care, 12(31).
  4. Spiegel, Garrett and 15 others. 2013. “Design, Evaluation, and Dissemination of a Plastic Syringe Clip to Improve Dosing Accuracy of Liquid Medication.” Annals of Biomedical Engineeringi, 41(9).