Winston Lin

e-mail: Linston@gmail.com
I graduated in 2013 (here's my dissertation) and am working for Abt Associates.

Causal Inference

A "Placement of Death" Approach for Studies of Treatment Effects on ICU Length of Stay
Winston Lin, Scott D. Halpern, Meeta Prasad Kerlin, and Dylan S. Small
Statistical Methods in Medical Research (forthcoming)

A Note on Close Elections and Regression Analysis of the Party Incumbency Advantage
Peter M. Aronow, David R. Mayhew, and Winston Lin
Statistics, Politics and Policy (forthcoming)

Comments on "Covariance Adjustments for the Analysis of Randomized Field Experiments"
Winston Lin
Evaluation Review (forthcoming)

Agnostic Notes on Regression Adjustments to Experimental Data:
Reexamining Freedman's Critique

Winston Lin
Annals of Applied Statistics (March 2013)
[paper] [appendix] [blog posts]

Social Program Evaluation

When Financial Incentives Encourage Work:
Complete 18-Month Findings from the Self-Sufficiency Project

Winston Lin, Philip K. Robins, David Card, Kristen Harknett, and Susanna Lui-Gurr
with Elsie C. Pan, Tod Mijanovich, Gail Quets, and Patrick Villeneuve
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation report (1998)

Do Work Incentives Have Unintended Consequences?
Measuring "Entry Effects" in the Self-Sufficiency Project

Gordon Berlin, Wendy Bancroft, David Card, Winston Lin, and Philip K. Robins
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation report (1998)

How Important Are "Entry Effects" in Financial Incentive Programs for Welfare Recipients?
Experimental Evidence from the Self-Sufficiency Project

David Card, Philip K. Robins, and Winston Lin
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation working paper (1997)
NBER version

The Benefits and Costs of JTPA Title II-A Programs:
Key Findings from the National Job Training Partnership Act Study

Howard S. Bloom, Larry L. Orr, Stephen H. Bell, George Cave, Fred Doolittle, Winston Lin,
and Johannes M. Bos
Journal of Human Resources (Summer 1997)

Does Training for the Disadvantaged Work?
Evidence from the National JTPA Study

Larry L. Orr, Howard S. Bloom, Stephen H. Bell, Fred Doolittle, Winston Lin, and George Cave
with Hans Bos, Neelima Grover, Michelle Wood, Robert Kornfeld, and Aniruddha Bonnerjee
Urban Institute Press book (1996)

The GAIN Evaluation:
Five-Year Impacts on Employment, Earnings, and AFDC Receipt

Stephen Freedman, Daniel Friedlander, Winston Lin, and Amanda Schweder
MDRC working paper (1996)

MFIP: An Early Report on Minnesota's Approach to Welfare Reform
Virginia W. Knox, Amy Brown, and Winston Lin
MDRC report (1995)

Using Data on Applicants to Training Programs to Measure the Program's Effect on Earnings
Glen Cain, Stephen Bell, Larry Orr, and Winston Lin
Institute for Research on Poverty working paper (1993)

The National JTPA Study:
Title II-A Impacts on Earnings and Employment at 18 Months

Howard S. Bloom, Larry L. Orr, George Cave, Stephen H. Bell, and Fred Doolittle
with Winston Lin, Johannes Bos, Cyril Toussaint, and Robert Kornfeld
(I wrote Appendices D and G on the statistical and econometric methods.)
Abt Associates report (1993)

Natural Language Processing

Bootstrapped Learning of Semantic Classes from Positive and Negative Examples
Winston Lin, Roman Yangarber, and Ralph Grishman
Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Machine Learning:
Workshop on the Continuum from Labeled to Unlabeled Data in Machine Learning and Data Mining (2003)

Unsupervised Learning of Generalized Names
Roman Yangarber, Winston Lin, and Ralph Grishman
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (2002)