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Journal ArticleHow the cases you choose affect the answers you get, revisited
External validity is a major challenge for experimental research...experiments Case study Experimental design
Working PaperChanging male perceptions of gender equality: Evidence from an experimental study
Reducing gender inequality is a critically important development challenge, especially in countries with widespread and deep-rooted prejudices against women...Gender Inequality Male perception
Working PaperProtecting unsophisticated applicants in school choice through information disclosure
Unsophisticated applicants can be at a disadvantage under manipulable and hence strategically demanding school choice mechanisms...Education Experimental design Organizational behavior
Working PaperEliciting risk preferences: Firefighting in the field
Heterogeneity in subject populations often necessitates choosing an elicitation task that is intuitive, easy to explain, and simple to implement...Experimental design Risk
Journal ArticleTiered Housing Allocation with Preannounced Rankings: An Experimental Analysis
We study in the laboratory a variant of the house allocation with existing tenants problem where subjects are partitioned into tiers with hierarchical privileges, and they know their position in the priority queue before making their decision...Experimental design Housing
Journal ArticleReflections on the Ethics of Social Experimentation
Part of Journal Special Issue Experiments in Development EconomicsMethodology (Economics) Experimental design Field experiments
Working PaperReflections on the Ethics of Social Experimentation
Social scientists are increasingly engaging in experimental research projects of importance for public policy in developing areas...Methodology (Economics) Experimental design Qualitative research
Working PaperBehavioral Design: A New Approach to Development Policy
Successful development programs rely on people to behave and choose in certain ways, and behavioral economics helps us understand why people behave and choose as they do...Agriculture Experimental design Microeconomics
Journal ArticleBehavioral Design: A New Approach to Development Policy
Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral EconomicsAgriculture Experimental design Microeconomics
BlogWhat Can Experiments Tell Us About How to Improve Governance?
Rachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Over the past decade, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have become a staple of research in development economics...Cost effectiveness Experimental design Field experiments
Book ChapterEvaluating Aid Impact
From the book: Development AidEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Experimental design
Working PaperEvaluating Aid Impact
The ultimate measure of aid effectiveness is how aid affects the lives of poor people in developing countries...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Experimental design
Working PaperThe Market Place for Ideas: An Analysis of Knowledge Diffusion in Academic Journals
The thought that the academy might function like a ‘market place for ideas’ has been influential in the economics of science and is increasingly so in the philosophy of science/economic methodology literature...Econometrics Research (Education, Higher) Experimental design