Jacqueline Mauro

Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Berkeley

Email:

jacquelinemauro at ischool dot berkeley dot edu


Mailing Address:

102 South Hall

#4600

Berkeley, CA 94720

In my work, I seek to develop new nonparametric causal methods motivated by real-world policy issues. These methods lean on developments in Machine Learning to create flexible yet robust estimates of causal effects. My goal is to provide practitioners across a variety of fields with the most robust possible estimates of the impacts of proposed policy changes.

I am currently a postdoc at the UC Berkeley School of Information under Joshua Blumenstock. There, I study the impacts of mobile banking and policies to improve the fairness and welfare of mobile loans.

In July 2018, I defended my dissertation for my PhD in Statistics, joint with Public Policy, at Carnegie Mellon University. I studied under Edward Kennedy, developing nonparametric causal inference tools to learn about policies to reduce recidivism in Pennsylvania prisons.

Before grad school, I worked as a Research Assistant at RAND. There, my team provided recommendations to the Air Force about the effects and sources of stress for the ICBM force. I also worked on a team which developed a nationwide survey for victims of crime.

I graduated from Barnard College with a BA in Economics in 2010, and earned my MA from Columbia University in Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences in 2011.