Slough, Tara, Daniel Rubenson, Ro’ee Levy, and 16 others. “Adoption of Community Monitoring Improves Common Pool Resource Management Across Contexts.” Forthcoming, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [currently embargoed]

Slough, Tara and Christopher Fariss. “Misgovernance and Human Rights: The Case of Illegal Detention without Intent.” American Journal of Political Science, 65(1): 148-165. [journal] [pre-print] [pre-print appendix] [replication]


Slough, Tara, Erin York, and Michael M. Ting. “A Dynamic Model of Primaries.” Journal of Politics. 82(4). [journal] [pre-print] [replication]

working papers


Slough, Tara. “Bureaucrats Driving Inequality in Access: Experimental Evidence from Colombia.” [paper] [appendix]

Slough, Tara. “On Theory and Identification: When and Why We Need Theory for Causal Identification” [paper]

Slough, Tara. “The Ethics of Electoral Experimentation: Design-Based Recommendations” (R&R) [paper]

Slough, Tara. “Bureaucratic Quality and the Observability of Electoral Accountability.”

Slough, Tara. “Oversight, Capacity, and Inequality.”

Slough, Tara, Jacob Kopas, and Johannes Urpelainen. “Satellite-based deforestation alerts facilitate community monitoring in the Peruvian Amazon.” (R&R)

Margalit, Yotam, Tara Slough, and Michael M. Ting. “After Defeat: Governing Party Response to Loss.” With Yotam Margalit and Michael Ting. (R&R) [paper] [appendix]

Slough, Tara and Johannes Urpelainen. “Public Policy Under Limited State Capacity: Evidence from Deforestation Control in the Brazilian Amazon.” [paper] [appendix]

Arias, Eric, Rebecca Hanson, Dorothy Kronick, and Tara Slough. “Does Community Policing Work? Evidence from Medellín.” (chapter for edited volume)

in preparation


Grossman, Guy and Tara Slough. “ Political Accountability and Government Responsiveness in Developing Countries.” In preparation for Annual Review of Political Science.

policy reports


Slough, Tara. “Midiendo el acceso a programas sociales en Colombia” (in Spanish). 2018. (Policy brief prepared with Max Mauermann and Innovations for Poverty Action.) [pdf] [english summary]


Slough, Tara and Christopher Fariss. “Impact Evaluation of USAID Haiti PROJUSTICE Program Pretrial Detention Component.” Report for USAID. [pdf]

methods etc.


Slough, Tara. “10 Things to Know about Measurement in Experiments.” EGAP Methods Guide. [link]

Slough, Tara. “10 Things to Know about Missing Data.” EGAP Methods Guide. [link]


Carnegie, Allison and Tara Slough. “The Promises and Pitfalls of Dyadic Data.” International Studies Quarterly Symposium. [link]

peer-reviewed publications in other fields


Slough, Tara, Johannes Urpelainen, and Joonseok Yang. “Light for All? Evaluating Brazil’s Rural Electrification Progress, 2000-2010.” Energy Policy, 86(C): 315-327. [gated]


Shah, Kamal, Tara Slough, P. Teresa Yeh, Athanase Kiromera, Suave Gombwa, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Maria Oden. “Electronic Medical Records System for Palliative Care in Low-Resource Settings.” 2013. BioMed Central Palliative Care, 12(31). [gated]

Spiegel, Garrett, Cindy Dinh, Amanda Gutierrez, Julia Lukomnik, Benjamin Lu, Kamal Shah, P. Teresa Yeh, Yvette Mirabal, Lauren Vestewig Gray, Stephanie Marton, Michelle Adler, Gordon E. Schutze, Hadley Wickham, Maria Oden, and Rebecca Richards-Kortum. “Design, Evaluation, and Dissemination of a Plastic Syringe Clip to Improve Dosing Accuracy of Liquid Medication.” 2013. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41(9). [gated]