Tim Hua

@ Middlebury College
Pursuing an undergraduate degree
10Joined Jul 2022timhua.me

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I am planning on giving a talk in EAGxBerkeley on this topic! There's a paper that is media RCT that looks at randomly showing Ugandan children a motivational movie (The Queen of Katwe) versus a placebo movie (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children). Watching the Queen of Katwe has a persistent and significant effect on educational outcomes of girls. It reduces chance that a femal student in 10th grade fail math from 32% to 18%, increased the chances that a 12th grade female student apply to college by 15 percentage points (which closes the gender gap between girls and boys), and does a bunch of other good stuff (see here: https://doi.org/10.1162/rest_a_01153 )

Here's the link to the slides if anyone is interested: https://timhua.me/eagx.pdf

Thanks for the post! I seem to be having problems trying to join the discord server. Could you take a look at why that may be? Thanks