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Title Eval_1 Eval_2 Category Rating_1 Confidence_range_1 Comments_1 Rating_2 Confidence_range_2 Comments_2
The Comparative Impact of Cash Transfers and a Psychotherapy Program on Psychological and Economic Well-being anonymous anonymous Overall assessment 90 3 75 (65, 85)
Advancing knowledge and practice 90 2 70 (60, 90) It provides useful evidence on the (in)effectiveness of CBT for general populations and was well-designed to investigate other important questions.
Methods: Justification, reasonableness, validity, robustness 90 3 90 (85, 95) A well-executed RCT with effort to avoid bias.
Logic & communication 80 4 75 (70, 90) Generally good, some claims could be better supported.
Open, collaborative, replicable 70 5 50 (40, 80) Data and code arenÕt available but I think this is standard for unpublished papers so I downweight this category. ThereÕs some small discrepancies between the numbers reported in section III.B and the actual numbers in Table 1. Pre-analysis plan is av
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Mental Health Therapy As a Core Strategy For Increasing Human Capital: Evidence From Ghana,Anonymous,Anonymous,Overall assessment,75,4,,75,"(70, 84)",
,,,Advancing knowledge and practice,65,4,,60,"(55, 65)",
,,,"Methods: Justification, reasonableness, validity, robustness",60,3,,90,"(82, 94)",
,,,Logic & communication,75,3,,70,"(62, 82)","I wish these categories were separated - would rank it high for logic but lower for communication. Even though this is an extremely well written (clear and easy to follow) paper, I struggled with some of the framing and messaging (i.e. higher-level communication)."
,,,"Open, collaborative, replicable",50,3,,90,"(80, 95)","Data and code are provided alongside the published paper ( I have not tried to reproduce any of the analyses as I do not have access to Stata, hence wider CIs. Readme file is detailed a
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Overall,80,"(70, 90)",80,4,79,"(59,94)","Excellent as an overview, and important for global health, but unfortunately somewhat disappointing about ways to address global catastrophic risks. [EditorÕs note: the evaluator has explained that they have not based their assessment on this point; we do not intend Ê'Relevance to Global Priorities"" to factor into the overall assessment)",,,Overall assessment,Advance Market Commitments: Insights from Theory and Experience,David Manheim,Dan Tortorice,Joel Tan
Adv. Knowl.,25,"(20,40)",90,5,90,"(70, 100)","This was a review, not intended to directly advance knowledge. To the extent that it claims additional usefulness of AMCs, it seems not to have addressed other options.",,,Advancing knowledge and practice,Advance Market Commitments: Insights from Theory and Experience,David Manheim,Dan Tortori
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Overall,80,"(70, 90)",50,4,,,Overall assessment,Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth,Seth Benzell,Philip Trammell
Adv. Knowl.,75,"(65, 85)",90,5,,,Advancing knowledge and practice,Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth,Seth Benzell,Philip Trammell
Methods,80,"(75, 85)",80,4,,"Somewhat scattered, and in that sense less robust","Methods: Justification, reasonableness, validity, robustness",Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth,Seth Benzell,Philip Trammell
Logic & Comm.,70,"(60, 80)",80,4,,"An awkward combination of intensive focus on some things and selective breadth in others. Also, unusually many typos and minor errors. On the other hand, logical and very clearly written.",Logic & communication,Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth,Seth Benzell,Philip Trammell
Collab.,95,"(90, 100)",90,3,,,"Open, collaborative, replicable",Artificial Intelligence and Econ
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paper name here John Smith Anonymous Jane Doe
Category Rating (0-100) 90% CI (0-100) Comments (footnote) Rating (0-100) Confidence: * High = 5, Low = 0 Comments Rating (0-100) 90% CI (0-100) Comments
Overall assessment 50 (40, 65) 50 4 79 59-94
Advancing knowledge and practice 25 (20,40) 90 5 90 70-100
Methods: Justification, reasonableness, validity, robustness 95 (85,97.5) 80 4 70 50-90
Logic & communication 75 (60,90) 80 4 70 50-90
Open, collaborative, replicable N/A N/A 90 3 50 30-70
Engaging with real-world, impact quantification; practice, realism, and relevance 90 70-100
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going from Bookdown (rethinkpriorities package or Reinstein's bookdowns) to Quarto books

Bookdown to Quarto -- steps and considerations

#rstats I think I'll switch to Quarto. It seems it can do all Bookdown can do & more, with better support.

- Anyone know tools/templates for converting projects from Rmd/Bookdown to Quarto?
- Am I losing something from making the switch?


— 𝙳𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚍 𝚁𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚒𝚗 (@GivingTools) March 30, 2022

At Rethink we set up this template and tools.

For much of my work I was using the Bookdown style and template I worked on here

But I think I am (and we are) moving to Quarto. ... Quarto pages and Quart


Git/Github Question I keep coming back to

  • I need to maintain 2 versions of a page, site, or report, for different audiences. E.g., one ‘public’ and one ‘private within group’

  • I keep each of these on distinct branches in the same repository

  • Alternatively I could make these separate repositories, one fork in the other, although that feels more bulky

daaronr /
Created January 11, 2022 22:38
Suprisingly easy to set up GH the CLI and make a repo ... Just some bash script and CLI responses

Setting up the Github terminal access -- 'gh cli' and setting up a repo

I waited a long time to try this, but it proved surprisingly easy

Install GitHub CLI, authenticate

In the bash terminal ... if you have brew installed on a Mac


Discussion and annotation of Osborne and Rubinstein "Models in Microeconomic Theory"

(Discussion between David Reinstein and Britt Li, possibly others)

Chapter 1

1.1 Preferences