Eble, Alexander J. (ae2566)

Alex Eble

Associate Professor of Economics and Education

Office Location:

Thompson 230B

Office Hours:

Current students: office hours given in syllabus. Others: office hours by email request

Scholarly Interests

Professor Eble's research focuses on two core areas. In the first, he studies how children form beliefs about themselves and how this affects their human capital development. In the second, he studies the effectiveness and scalability of high-leverage policy options to raise learning levels in the developing world. His work draws on insights from experience as a development practitioner in China, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and India. 

Educational Background

PhD and AM, Economics, Brown University

MSc, Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science

BA, Economics and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington

Selected Publications

“On Minimizing the Risk of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials in Economics”, World Bank Economic Review, Forthcoming


“Remedial After-school Support Classes Offered in Rural Gambia (The SCORE Trial): Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial”, Trials, 2015, 16:574


“The Support to Rural India’s Public Education System (STRIPES) Trial: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of Supplementary Teaching, Learning Material and Material Support”, PLoS ONE, 2013, 8(7): e65775 


“A Comparative Study to Assess the Lasting Impact of a Long-running Community-based Primary Health Care Programme on Under-5 Mortality in Jamkhed, India”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2010, 88:727–73

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