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Journal ArticleA Graphical Approximation to Generalization: Definitions and Diagrams
Part of Journal Special Issue Experiments in Development EconomicsEconomics, Mathematical Methodology (Quantitative research)
Working PaperA Graphical Approximation to Generalization: Definitions and Diagrams
The fundamental problem of external validity is not to generalize from one experiment, so much as to experimentally test generalizable theories. That is, theories that explain the systematic variation of causal effects across contexts...Economics, Mathematical Methodology (Quantitative research)
Working PaperDecomposition of Normalization Axiom in the Measurement of Poverty: A Comment
In the measurement of poverty, Sen (1976) proposed the "normalization axiom" which has been used as the basis for deriving several alternative measures of poverty including that of Sen (Anand 1977, Kakwani 1980 and Clark, Hemming and Ulph 1...Economics, Mathematical Income distribution Poverty