I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) where I work on Open Science and Open Policy Analysis. 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. F. Hoces de la Guardia, J. Hwang, JL Adams, SM. Paddock.Loss Function-based Evaluation of Physician Report Cards. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology; February 2018.

  2. 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, December 2016.

  3. 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

  4. 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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