Monthly Archives: September 2011

Heterophobia

It’s been exciting watching the economics world embrace randomized controlled trials (RCTs), especially in evaluating practices in the developing world. But is economics (and more broadly, behavioral science) suited for evaluating large-scale questions through RCTs? One thing that has always … Continue reading

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External validity in field experiments & The Place That Shall Not Be Named

Over at Development Impact, David McKenzie summarizes a new paper that looks at the external validity of field experiments by comparing the results of the same experiment run in different places. The logic is simple: use the results of one … Continue reading

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