Students have the opportunity to engage in world-class research and have real-world impact. Undergraduate student research assistants receive a stipend of $1,500 for each quarter.
Students must be enrolled full-time to participate. Students are not allowed to also receive academic credit for this research.
Research Project Description:
A first project is with her and colleagues in Accra and Oxford on a project on health service delivery in Ghana’s public healthcare system. The research seeks to understand the productivity and allocative efficiency of 100,000 health workers across over 9,000 health facilities around Ghana. It also aims to improve the matching of health workers to health facilities, based on their respective preferences and needs. The project draws on a unique combination of administrative datasets on facility-level health service delivery, health personnel, and financial resources, and is being carried out in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service.
A second set of projects will comprise an online-based lab experiment on eliciting preferences for definitions fairness with colleagues at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and UCLouvain. The tasks for this project will be defined further for the spring quarter.
Research Mentor: Dr. Binta Zahra Diop, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, King Center on Global Development
What you will do
Match names of facilities across dozens of datasets, to enable the accurate linking of these datasets.
Generate a large excel file with the names used for each facility in a series of files. The RA job will be to create a unique identifier for facilities that could be used despite spelling mistakes.
Eligibility and Requirements:
Stanford undergraduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
Co-term students must have undergraduate student status.
Students must be enrolled full-time to hold this position.
All majors are welcome
Stanford undergraduate and master’s students in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
Substantial experience with MS Office (Excel)
Some command of statistical software (Stata, R) and some familiarity or willingness to learn Python / oTree.
Preference to undergraduate students willing to commit more than 1 quarter to work on the project.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of attention to detail and develop and follow procedures in consultation with the researchers.
Research will be conducted in-person at Stanford.
The time commitment is defined as no more than 10 hours per week (equivalent to a 3-unit course) during fall quarter with possible continuation in winter and spring quarters.
These hours may be an average and be flexible across the 10-week quarter to accommodate your academic obligations such as finals week.
Along with the application, applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and an unofficial Stanford transcript.
Incoming frosh do not need to submit transcripts for fall quarter applications.