I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS). I did my PhD in Policy Analysis at RAND with my dissertation focused on increasing the transparency and reproducibility of policy analysis as a way to strengthen the connection between policy and evidence. Before RAND, I studied economics and worked in public policy doing impact evaluations and economic analysis of various social policies.


  1. Parast L, McCaffrey DF, Burgette LF, Hoces de la Guardia F, Golinelli D, Miles J, Griffin BA. Optimizing Variance-Bias Trade-off in the TWANG Package for Estimation of Propensity Scores. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, In Press

  2. Paddock SM, Adams JL, Hoces de la Guardia F. Better-than-average and worse-than-average hospitals may not significantly differ from average hospitals: an analysis of Medicare Hospital Compare ratings. BMJ quality & safety, 2015

  3. Hoces de la Guardia, F, Hojman A, Larrañaga O. Evaluating the Chile Solidario Program: Results Using the Chile Solidario Panel and the Administrative Databases. Estudios de Economía, Vol. 38, No. 1, p. 129, June 2011.


  • Manuscript: here

  • Slides (latest presentation): here


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