Working Papers and Publications
Kalil, A., Mayer, S.E., & Gallegos, S. (2019). Using behavioral insights to increase attendance at subsidized preschool programs: The Show Up to Grow Up intervention. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
Mayer, S.E., Kalil, A., Oreopoulos, P., & Gallegos, S. (2015). Using Behavioral Insights to Increase Parental Engagement: The Parents and Children Together (Pact) Intervention. NBER Working Paper Series.
Mayer, S., Shah, R. & Kalil, A. (2020). How cognitive biases can undermine program scale-up decisions. Forthcoming in List, J., Suskind, D., & Supplee, L. H. (Eds.). The Scale-up Effect in Early Childhood and Public Policy: Why interventions lose impact at scale and what we can do about it. Routledge.
Mayer, S., Kalil, A., & Klein, N. (2020). Behavioral insights and parental decision-making. In L. Tach, R. Dunifon, and D. L. Miller (Eds.) (pp. 99-118) Confronting Inequality: How Policies and Practices Shape Children’s Opportunities, Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0000187-001
Mayer, Susan and Kalil, Ariel and Delgado, William and Liu, Haoxuan and Rury, Derek and Shah, Rohen, The Increase in Children’s Math Skill from an Experimental Increase in Parent Investment in Math Activities (August 26, 2022). University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 118, 2022.
Shah, Rohen and Kalil, Ariel and Mayer, Susan, Engaging Parents with Preschools: Evidence from a Field Experiment (July 20, 2022). University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2022-97.
Mayer, S., Kalil, A., Oreopoulos, P. & Gallegos, S. (2015). Using behavioral insights to increase parental engagement. The Parents and Children Together (PACT) intervention. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 21602.
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